Thursday 12 October 2017

The Little Owl near the Albert Memorial was in her hole again, untroubled by squirrels.

So was the owl at the leaf yard, with few Magpies around to harass her.

Mistle Thrushes have eaten most of the berries on the yew tree near the Henry Moore sculpture, but there were still enough left to attract a couple of birds.

A Carrion Crow posed in front of some pink roses in the Rose Garden.

The day was warm enough to bring diners on to the terrace of the Lido restaurant, attracting a row of expectant Starlings hoping for scraps.

A Grey Wagtail was running around at the east end of the Serpentine and in the Dell.

The pigeon-eating Lesser Black-Backed Gull had a go at the pigeons on the roof of the Dell restaurant, but they dodged him.

The Black Swan was on the shore of the Serpentine. He shied away from a couple of mounted police passing close to him. He probably wouldn't have minded if they'd been riding kangaroos.

A solitary Shoveller spun endlessly at Peter Pan. They seem to be resistant to dizziness.

It was feeding time as usual for the three Great Crested Grebe chicks near the bridge.

The Little Grebe is easy to overlook when it's lurking next to the vent pipe in the Round Pond.

There were still a few dragonflies on the Long Water, brought out by the sunshine. They didn't come close enough for me to be sure of their species, but I think they were Migrant Hawkers.


  1. Sadly I didn't see the little Grebe again at the round pond but I did see a gull by the round pond eating a dead pigeon.

    1. I think I saw pigeon killer number 2 there a couple of days ago. It was not in its usual place on the Serpentine today.