There was a Kingfisher flying around the north end of the Long Water. It perched mostly on the dead willow tree next to the Italian Garden.
Under the tree a Grey Heron was clearly feeling hot, as it was visibly panting with its bill open.
A Carrion Crow watched the spectacle impassively from a post.
A Kestrel was hunting over Buck Hill. These are now much less common than they were even a couple of years ago.
But Hobbies, a rarer bird, are now quite easy to see here during the summer.
The usual pair of Lesser Black-Backed Gulls were washing in exactly the same place on the Long Water as they always do. They are creatures of habit, and this little area of water is their bathroom.
The southwestern pond in the Italian Garden is full of small perch, already visibly striped if you look closely.
The was a report of Red-Eyes Damselflies in the Italian Garden. I manage to get a distant shot of one on a nasty-looking clump of algae. I discovered later, thanks to David Element, that it's a Small Red-Eyed Damselfly, Erythromma viridulum.
There are plenty of damselfies here, but almost all of them are Common Blue and Blue-Tailed.
There are now two sets of three Canada Goslings on the Long Water. Both are the same age and I can't tell which is which.
The male Little Owl was in his nest tree again, and glanced briefly over his shoulder at me when I arrived. After that he took no notice at all. He is used to humans with binoculars and cameras.