Tuesday 25 September 2018

A Great Spotted Woodpecker called from the top of a tree near the Nursery.

One of the Peregrines was on the barracks tower again today, enjoying a stretch.

The Kestrel is still around, but she may be anywhere between the Meadow in Hyde Park and the Round Pond in Kensington Gardens, which makes her hard to find. Ahmet Amerkali got this fine recent picture of her carrying a mouse.

A small flock of Starlings descended on an unoccupied table at the Lido restaurant.

A Robin perched on a twig in the Rose Garden -- I think the same bird in the same place as I saw it on Sunday.

A Wren hopped around in the brambles at the foot of Buck Hill.

A Long-Tailed Tit paused for a moment in a horse chestnut tree.

I still can't get a bird to pose in a perfect place in the holly tree near the bridge, but at least this picture has a Blue Tit and some berries in it.

It's never out of season for Feral Pigeons to start courting.

This Black-Headed Gull is one of the park regulars. When it first appeared with its unusual yellow plastic ring, there was a moment of excitement that it might be from somewhere interesting, but looking the number up on the web revealed that it had come from the Pitsea landfill site near Basildon in Essex.

The Great Crested Grebe family from the east end of the island were near the moored pedalos, under which a lot of fish lurk. A chick chased its father in the splashy way they have when they are begging to be fed.

One of the Moorhen teenagers in the Dell got bored of hanging around under a bush with the family, and wandered off.

There are still plenty of flowers in the Dell to keep the Honeybees busy.


  1. Great to see the little birds popping out.

    Who could say no to a Blue Tit posing among the berries?

    1. Still trying to get a Blue Tit evenly lit all over beside a little bunch of berries. It doesn't sound much, but it's really hard. The birds want to be fed, not photographed, and leap around in annoyance if you don't feed them at once.