The Egyptian Geese that nest in a hollow oak near the Round Pond have brought out their latest brood, five of them.
Virginia, who watches this pair closely, tells me that the female was on the nest for 38 days, far longer than the usual 28 to 30 days. It's impossible to see into the nest from the ground, so there's no way of knowing what caused the delay.
Raucous cries from the island showed that a Grey Heron had come too close to an occupied nest and was being given notice to leave.
A Coot on the foolishly sited nest near the bridge was scratching its chin.
The Great Crested Grebes at the island were hanging around their nest but not doing much, and the usual picture would have been a boring repetition. So here instead is another grebe fishing under the dead willow tree near the Italian Garden. The twigs of its fallen branches make a fine hiding place for small fish. Grebes are small and agile enough to get in, but Cormorants are excluded.
And the same tree is also the favourite spot of the Kingfisher.
The pigeon-killing Lesser Black-Backed Gull, on the right of this picture, was sharing his latest victim with his mate. She is very lucky to have such a fine provider, though it's hard on the pigeons.
We've seen this Herring Gull several times before. It's the Essex gull, L4NT, playing with a bit of stick because gulls just gotta have fun.
A Fieldfare could be seen distantly on the Parade Ground ...
... among the usual Redwings.
A Chaffinch was singing between the Round Pond and the Bayswater Road.
So was a Robin at the bottom of Buck Hill ...
... where a pair of Long-Tailed Tits were foraging for insects in the bushes.
A Dunnock in the leaf yard was perfectly camouflaged in the leaf litter.