Sunday 28 October 2018

One of the Peregrines was on the Household Cavalry barracks pecking at something on the ledge, probably a Feral Pigeon. But the closer you go to the tall tower get a picture, the less you can see.

A Blackbird ate fruit in one of the rowan trees on Buck Hill.

Starlings gathered in a tree and went down to bathe in the Serpentine.

The Nuthatches came out of the leaf yard to be fed.

Just prop up a log and put some food on it, and you get an instant video of Great Tits, Blue Tits and Robins, though the Nuthatch wouldn't oblige today.

One of the Dunnocks near the bridge foraged under the bushes.

A Pied Wagtail sprinted around on the grass beside the Serpentine.

The pair of Coal Tits in the Rose Garden spend most of their time in a copper beech tree handily near the feeder.

Carrion Crows played in the gusty wind over the Lido restaurant.

A Black-Headed Gull over the Round Pond had a bit of food, and was chased by Common Gulls and a Herring Gull.

The number of Cormorants on the lake is already falling as they exhaust the supply of fish, but there were still a good number at the island.

The Black Swan may be smaller than the Mute Swans, but she can keep them away.

Two rats came out of a rose bed in the Rose Garden.

A Great Egret has been in Richmond Park for several days. Thanks to David Element for this picture.


  1. Great to see that the Black Swan has lost none of her touch and even less of her feistiness.

    I wonder how crows perceive winds, gusts and currents. I always pictured that they must see something physical that we don't. Kind of like the HUD-like vision migrating robins are thought to have that tracks Earth's magnetic field.

    1. I think it's like swimming in breaking waves. Anyway, their enjoyment is clear and exhilarating.