Monday, 20 May 2019

A young Robin came out on a post beside the Long Water. A Reed Warbler sang in the reeds at the back.

Another Reed Warbler sang in the small reed bed in the Long Water next to the bridge.

A Song Thrush sang from a treetop next to the statue of Peter Pan.

The first young Starlings are out at the Lido restaurant, begging noisily for food.

At the Round Pond, a Starling carried insects for the young still in the nest.

A Grey Wagtail was also collecting insects near the Serpentine.

A pair of Dunnocks are nesting somewhere near the entrance of the Lido.

There was a sight of a Little Owl in the oak near the Albert Memorial.

Two Rose-Ringed Parakeets looked out of a hole in a plane tree near the small boathouses -- a hole they have stolen from the Starlings that used to nest there.

Two Coot nests have been taken over by Grey Herons to use as fishing platforms.The Coot has no choice in the matter.

There is yet another heron nest -- the seventh to be built this year -- on the Serpentine island. A pair displayed in it. The sound in the background is from Greylag Geese.

The solitary Greylag gosling sought shelter under its mother's wing.

The weeds on the edge of the shrubbery below the Triangle car park offer an interesting mixed salad to Greylags.

The Egyptian Geese on the Round Pond have miraculously kept ten goslings.

They were sitting in two groups at the edge.

The female Mute Swan on the Long Water was looking after her two cygnets near the Italian Garden.


  1. The day I stop awwwing and ohhhing about a newly-dappled Robin looking at the world with its young eyes is the day I'm dead.

    There is enough cuteness (in the good sense) in today's entry to wipe out any and all unpleasantness. Please forgive me for waxing philisophical, but I marvel and wonder at how much beauty there is around us, and how little we deserve it.

    1. And all in a green square mile in the centre of a huge and filthy city.