It was a dark and stormy morning. There were quite large waves on the Serpentine, but the Great Crested Grebes didn't mind.
And a Moorhen was enjoying the surf.
There was another Moorhen doing the same thing farther along the shore. It does seem that they deliberately choose to stand in breaking waves.
The rafts at the east end of the Serpentine were tossing about, but the Black Swan was stubbornly carrying on with his nest building amid the wind-lashed reeds.
An Egyptian Goose was sheltering behind a plane tree, but still ruffled by the wind.
The white Mallard and his mate were looking for food in the debris washed up on the edge.
A Pied Wagtail had sensibly chosen to hunt on a windward shore to avoid being washed away by the waves.
A Robin was looking for insects in a sheltered waste bin at the Lido restaurant.
A Blue Tit was holding firmly on to a twig and singing.
I think it's one of the pair that nests in the lamp post at the back of the Lido.
A Treecreeper in the shrubbery on the east side of the Long Water was building a nest in a hole in a fallen branch.
This is one of the odd Mallards, of which there are several on the lake, all different. Jorgen thinks that it is a female with a hormonal imbalance that has caused her to develop partly male plumage.