The female Mallard in the Italian Garden had prudently hidden her three ducklings in a clump of plants. Mother ducks swing between solicitude and dreadful carelessness.
One of the teenage Moorhens, long neglected by its parents because they were attending to their younger brood, was getting a bit of affection from a parent. The fact that the parent was getting a meal by delousing it did not lessen a tender moment.
One Tawny Owlet was in nearly the same place as yesterday, but this time it was possible to get a view of it from under the chestnut tree.
The two adult Little Owls were in their usual places, the female in her lime tree ...
... and the male in his chestnut.
They called to each other. Although they prefer separate trees, they remain mates for life.
This is one of this season's new Black-Headed Gulls, only a few months old. It will gradually become less brown, and will finally have full adult plumage by the winter of 2015.
Some Six-Spot Burnet Moths (Zygaena filipendulae) were feeding on the thistles in the reed bed at the east end of the Serpentine. The insect on the other side of the flower was a bumble bee, which advanced and pushed it off.
This female dragonfly was laying eggs on a submerged twig in the Long Water near the Italian Garden.
I think she is one of the familiar Black-Tailed Skimmers (Orthetrum cancellatum), because males of that species were paying attention to her. But she looks yellowish-green and brown rather than the expected yellow and black. That may be caused by the greenish light in this leafy corner.
Update: Africa Gómez has kindly told me that it's an Emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator).