Both the Little Owls were out in their nest tree today, sitting a few feet apart but too far away for a good shot of the pair. So here is the male, who was preening himself ...
... and the female, who tolerated our intrusion quite well for once and did not fly away.
The male Tawny Owl was also in his nest tree, troubled by flies landing on him. Occasionally he would shake them off, but they would return in a few seconds, attracted by the warmth.
There were two different wagtails in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, looking for insects on the old limestone pavement. This is a Pied Wagtail ...
... and this is a Grey Wagtail, which has has just caught something.
Coal Tits have been rather hard to see this year, with none coming to be fed beside the leaf yard. You could only hear their distinctive iambic song, which continued right to the end of September. So it was a surprise to find a pair leaping around in the trees near the Lido. They were too high up for a good picture, but I am publishing this one just because I was glad to see them.
The Little Grebe was still on the Round Pond, fishing busily in the middle. On the wooden platform that is the grebe's usual haunt, a Black-Headed Gull was eating chunks of watermelon with evident enjoyment.
Its meal was interrupted by a pair of Canada Geese which drove it off and finished the watermelon themselves. This fruit got a much better reception than the salad I photographed a few days ago, which gulls and geese both tried but didn't eat. Perhaps the vinegar in the dressing put them off.
A Cormorant was fishing inside the semicircular wall under the marble fountain the the Italian Garden. It was fairly hauling out perch. Here it tosses one to turn it round, because a perch's spiny dorsal fin obliges even a Cormorant to swallow it head first.