When I went into Bayswater to do some shopping, the streets were a-twitter with Goldfinches wherever I went. These were on an aerial in Porchester Terrace, a hundred yards north of the park. The numbers of these birds are increasing dramatically.
A Great Spotted Woodpecker appeared at the top of a tree in the leaf yard.
There are usually at least two pairs in here, but we shan't know until spring comes and they start drumming.
A Wren was hopping about in the shrubbery near Peter Pan, and paused on a tree trunk long enough for a quick picture.
The Scaup was on the Round Pond as usual, but was a long way off and not doing anything interesting, so here instead is a picture of an ordinary Tufted Duck preening his belly near Peter Pan.
Near the Serpentine island a Shoveller came into the edge and started scraping algae off the concrete.
These normally shy birds have become very blasé about people staring and pointing cameras at them.
The pigeon-eating Lesser Black-Backed Gull had been sharing a pigeon with his mate and, having eaten his fill, rinsed his beak in the water.
The male Tawny Owl was out on his tree all day, rather surprisingly considering what a grey day it was. But it is less cold, and perhaps even this hardy bird prefers not to sit in an icy blast.