The morning rain brought a welcome sight of a Little Owl near the Albert Memorial, sheltering in the pair's nest hole.
I still haven't discovered where they are now going when it isn't raining.
The remaining fruit on the rowan trees on Buck Hill is in places that are harder to reach. A Mistle Thrush ...
... and a Starling ...
were having to work harder to reach it.
The Cormorants are also having to put more effort into their fishing as stocks get lower. But there are still some perch left in the wire baskets next to the bridge.
After catching its fish, the Cormorant scrambled on to a post to digest it. They find this quite difficult.
Another Cormorant was having an equally hard time near the island.
Agile Moorhens have no such difficulty, and delight in knocking Black-Headed Gulls off the posts.
There was a little crowd of young Herring Gulls at the Lido. The large proportion of young birds in the Herring Gull population here can be explained by the nearness of a breeding colony on rooftops in Paddington.
They had gathered around a bit of French bread, but it was so stale that even their strong sharp beaks couldn't make much impression on it. They tried it one after another, and abandoned it.
Yesterday I was wondering whether young Herring Gulls learned to do the worm dance by watching adults. The answer is yes, and here is a dancing academy in the Diana fountain enclosure, with an adult demonstrating the steps.
This Common Gull at the Lido has a plastic ring with the code JA709, showing that it has come from Norway.
The young Grey Heron at the Dell restaurant had nothing to do, and was playing idly with a stick.
A pair of Great Crested Grebes were displaying to each other, though they didn't get as far as the full courtship dance. I have seen grebes doing the full dance as early as January.