A Cormorant was looking its shining best in the sunshine on the fallen horse chestnut tree in the Long Water.
The sun had also made a couple of Feral Rock Doves feel that spring was on its way.
There was a dense crows of Shovellers milling around on the Long Water near the Vista. I was doing my monthly bird count today and found 34 Shovellers in the whole park, but I think there were more under the bushes at the sides of the Long Water.
A Pied Wagtail was running around on the lead roof of the Orangery.
A Treecreeper was running up a large oak tree in the leaf yard, wonderfully camouflaged and only visible because it was moving.
You would think that its brilliant white belly would make it conspicuous, but in fact it adds to the effect by breaking up the outline of the bird.
The male Tawny Owl was guarding the nest as usual. When he heard me and another photographer talking under his tree, he sleepily opened one eye for a moment. But he is used to being the object of human attention, and soon went back to sleep.
The Scaup was back on the Round Pond, here seen at sunset beside a female Tufted Duck. He disappeared again in the early afternoon and didn't come back for several hours. Yesterday morning, after he had been disturbed by the model yachts, he was seen flying in the direction of the Long Water, so evidently he knows his way around the park.
This Song Thrush was singing loudly just after sunset at Queen's Gate.