Saturday 24 August 2019

A family of Reed Warblers rushed around in a flower bed at the east end of the Lido, and could be glimpsed occasionally among the plants.

Three Wrens in the Dell raised a chorus of protest against a Magpie.

A Nuthatch appeared in the leaf yard, the first one we've seen for some time. It's the female of the pair, shyer than the male who will come to your hand to be fed.

Ahmet Amerikali got a good picture of a Dunnock in the shrubbery at the southwest corner of the bridge.

Tom went to Hornchurch Country Park yesterday and found a Willow Warbler ...

... and to Wanstead Flats today where there were two Whinchats on a hawthorn.

The new Great Crested Grebe chicks from the east end of the island were brought out on the open lake for the first time today.

These are the younger of the two broods of two on the Long Water, growing rapidly now on a rich diet of fish caught by their devoted parents.

The third nest on the Long Water is still going but hasn't produced anything yet.

Grebes have a strange habit of moving their wings up and down alternately.

Ahmet saw a Little Grebe on the Serpentine, the first sighting for a while. They usually stay on the Long Water where there is more cover, making them hard to find.

The Tufted Duck was with her four surviving ducklings, diving like crazy at the Vista.

A female Gadwall stood on a post at Peter Pan ...

... while her mate cruised around in the water below.

A dramatic picture by Ahmet of a Cormorant catching a perch near the bridge.

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