The hot weather was affecting a Cormorant perched in the fallen horse chestnut tree on the Long Water. It was panting and vibrating its throat to cool down, causing its neck feathers to flutter in an odd way.
The Reed Warbler family near the Diana fountain were undeterred the Saturday crowds a few feet from their reed bed. One of the young ones poked its head out to see what was happening.
The solitary Coot chick at Peter Pan is visibly larger. Here it stands boldly on the nest while a Black-Headed Gull stares down at it.
The female Little Owl was staring down from her usual lime tree.
Several people arrived to look at her, and she was annoyed and flew away. Her mate, in his favourite place in the chestnut tree, was unperturbed.
The long grass on Buck Hill is alive with crickets and grasshoppers. I think this one is a Common Green Grasshopper, Omocestus viridulis.
The Emperor dragonflies are still hunting in the reeds near the Italian Garden. This is a male resting on a reed.