A Little Grebe appeared on the Round Pond.
The two Great Crested Grebes which arrived a fortnight ago are still there. The pair on the Long Water nesting near the bridge had decorated its nest with a bit of bright blue plastic.
The Black Swan had come up as far as the Vista. Here he is cruising in front of some people engaged in the traditional British pastime of texting in the rain.
The Egyptian Geese still have five young on the Round Pond. There was just one Herring Gull on the pond when I was there.
On the east side of the Long Water there was a tremendous musical duel between two Song Thrushes. They were in adjacent trees with their mates, and were doing their best to impress them as well as subdue their rivals.
For a change, it was the female Little Owl who was sitting out on the chestnut tree. Perched on the edge of her hole where she could retreat in a moment, she tolerated me quite well.
It was raining quite hard, but Little Owls don't seem to mind. However, they stay indoors on windy days.
Many birds were collecting food for their nestlings. A Starling was running along the edge of the Round Pond with a beak full of insects.
This Robin was in a tree on the east side of the Long Water, where there are half a dozen Robin territories.
There are also a lot of Wrens here. This young one was clamouring to be fed by its parents.
Yesterday, when it was sunny, Mike Meilack took this picture of the female Mandarin from the nest near the Albert Memorial, in the plane tree next to the Little Owls' oak tree. She was taking nine ducklings to the Serpentine.
Sadly, I found the pair together today with no ducklings left.
Mike also so a young Grey Wagtail with a parent on the line of plastic buoys around the Lido swimming area.
Today I saw one of the parents still collecting food, so this story has a happier ending.