More snowdrops are coming out all over the park. These are near the Italian Garden. A Blackbird with more practical things on its mind was hauling up a worm in the midst of them.
Although there was nothing remarkable to be found, it was a good day for seeing the ordinary small birds, with a Dunnock coming out on the lime tree near Kensington Palace where the feeders are hung ...
... a Nuthatch coming to take food from the railings of the leaf yard ...
... and a Wren in the shrubbery at the northeast corner of the bridge.
The young Grey Wagtail appeared briefly near the east end of the Serpentine, showing off its remarkably long tail.
This feature is not just ornamental. In summer, when the bird is chasing flying insects, it fans its tail feathers out widely to make sharp turns.
The Scaup is still on the Round Pond, having been in the park for more than a month.
It has been fascinating watching him change colour. You would never mistake him for a female Tufted Duck now.
Two visits to the oak tree behind the Albert Memorial didn't find the Little Owl. However, the Jackdaws are now well aware that I go past this spot regularly and fly in as soon as I arrive to demand peanuts.
The male Tawny Owl spent the whole day outside on his usual tree.