Tuesday 17 September 2019

There are still two Spotted Flycatchers near the bridge. One took a break from hunting and preened on a twig.

The other darted out to catch a fly. The second time, it missed its prey.

The Cetti's Warbler was flying around, and Ahmet Amerikali got a quick shot of one -- a remarkable feat to get two pictures of this elusive bird in three days.

A Wren looked out shyly from the shadows.

A flock of Long-Tailed Tits passed through the hawthorn trees.

A young Wood Pigeon perched in a holly tree. It has not yet grown the characteristic white collar, and its eyes are still grey instead of the odd-looking adult white.

The berries on the rowan tree on Buck Hill are lasting longer than expected, and there are still enough to attract a flock of Mistle Thrushes.

One of the resident pair of Mistle Thrushes near the Serpentine Gallery was well camouflaged against fallen leaves.

A Grey Heron stood on a post at the Vista with its crest blowing in the wind, looking slightly foolish.

At the Dell restaurant, a Black-Headed Gull was having difficulty swallowing a large bit of pizza crust. It managed eventually.

The Great Crested Grebe chicks under the bridge are growing up fast, and hungrier than ever.

One the other side of the bridge, one of the parents dived between the rows of wire baskets.

There are now two pairs of Gadwalls in the Italian Gardens fountain.

A female Pochard reclined on the edge of the Serpentine.

Ahmet took this picture of a Canada Goose flying along the lake.

The carp in the little stream in the Dell get very excited when peanuts are thrown into the water.


  1. What a lovely picture of the fairy-like Long Tailed Tit, between the sunlight and the shadow.

    Great to see the Flycatchers are still there, and still posing obligingly for their admirers.

    Grebe chicks are adorable, but even adorable creatures can be nagging at times.

    1. I suppose grebe chicks are no more demanding than any other chicks, but the whole business is so loud and so public.