As a contrast to yesterday's picture of a Great Crested Grebe in pale winter plumage, here is one of the other pair, with a very full crest and extremely dark colouring. Even his white front has a brown tinge.
His mate is almost as dark. Grebes mate for life, so she is probably as old as he is, both or them darkening year by year.
A whirl of dead leaves near the Rima relief turned out to have a Magpie in the middle, which was tossing them about looking for insects underneath.
We haven't had a picture of a Great Tit for a while, so here is one in the leaf yard collecting a pine nut.
The three Green Woodpeckers were on the Archery Field again, next to the Kensington Palace railings because they were keeping their distance from a bunch of Magpies and Carrion Crows at the other end.
The Jackdaws were in front of Kensington Palace as usual.
Towards sunset a flock of Greylag Geese left the Round Pond, heading southwest, presumably bound for the river.
There are surprising number of Greylags on the Thames upstream of central London, including a permanent colony at St Mary's church in Battersea, which is on the edge of the river.
The male Tawny Owl was in his place on the nest tree, looking a bit windswept.
It is definitely not cherry blossom time, but this tree near the Italian Garden has been set off by a couple of mild days.