There are four Great Crested Grebe chicks at the Serpentine island. This was the first time I managed to see four little stripy heads sticking out from a parent's back.
They are with their father. The mother was having better luck with fishing than before, and caught three little fish for the chicks in five minutes.
The parents of two young Pied Wagtails on the other side of the Serpentine were also working hard to collect insects for them.
A pair of Carrion Crows at the Round Pond were having an easier time finding food for their three young. They just chased me, demanding peanuts.
The Coots in the Italian Garden were feeding their five chicks, an even simpler task as you don't have to chase algae.
A young Herring Gull on the south side of the Serpentine had found a peach and was clearly enjoying it, since it ate it right down to the stone.
A Blackcap was singing in a copper beech next to the memorial urn to Queen Caroline at the east end of the Serpentine.
The lake was created between 1727 and 1731 to please her. Let's hope this huge undertaking had the desired effect.
This looks like an ordinary picture of one of the families of Canada Geese on the Long Water, standing on the paving slabs near the Italian Garden with their goslings. But if you look closer you will see that there are four goslings, and they only have three. They were looking after one of the two goslings from the other family. The remaining gosling was with its parents, eating algae off the stonework under the marble fountain. Canadas often look after each other's young.
The male Little Owl was back in his nest tree. There was no sign of the owlets.
A Small White butterfly was drinking nectar from a corn marigold in the wildflower patch behind the Lido.