The star of today's show was a Song Thrush. It was on the edge of the leaf yard, in a place where half a dozen people were feeding the tits, casually wandering around almost under their feet. These normally very shy birds can become quite bold when no one is paying any attention to them, and the people were so intent on feeding that they didn't notice it was there. Also, there were a lot of worms in the muddy ground, and it pulled up two in two minutes.
This Nuthatch in the leaf yard had other food on its mind, as it was waiting for me to put some pine nuts on the railings.
The beech hedge of the 'Twisty Path' at Kensington Palace is full of Blackbirds, Tits, Robins, Wrens and several Dunnocks, of which this is one, excellently camouflaged among the fallen leaves.
The Scaup was still on the Round Pond, and annoyingly in the exact centre so that he had to be photographed from a considerable distance. It is very easy to miss him entirely, and I did the first time I went past the pond.
A pair of Moorhens have taken possession of the floating skip near Peter Pan, and chase off gulls that dare to land on it.
The Little Owl was in the same hole in the oak tree near the bicycle path in Kensington Gardens. You have to wait a few minutes for it to come and look out of the hole.
The male Tawny Owl was very late to emerge from his tree. After several failures, I went back after half past four, when it was nearly dark. On the way I found some Redwings, one of which was also pulling up a late worm.
And the owl was there at last. You could hardly see him, let alone get a reasonable picture. But the day wouldn't have been complete without a sight of this splendid bird.