There is another family of Egyptian Geese at the west end of the Serpentine, near the bridge. There are eight goslings. The adult with the pale head is, unexpectedly, the father, which means that he has a double dose of the sex-linked recessive gene for blondness. Three of the goslings are pale.
These Egyptians are clearly not superstitious.
The Mute Swans nesting on the little island in the Long Water have eggs, though I haven't been able to see them myself and owe this information to Jorgen. It's a difficult place to see, and impossible to tell how many there are.
The swan nesting on the raft was sharing its space with a Canada Goose, which again is unusual but everything seemed to be peaceful.
It's a busy place. The Coot family are only feet away. In addition to the chicks photographed yesterday they still have three unhatched eggs. Thanks for Virginia for this excellent photograph.
The Coot nesting on the platform of Bluebird Boats stayed in her nest when the electric boat was moored to the cleat nest to it. She has two eggs so far, a reason to stay.
The female Mandarins have been invisible for some time, presumably because they are nesting. This one turned up at Peter Pan. Maybe the nest failed or was predated.
The Bar-Headed Goose is still here, and was in the middle of the Serpentine with some Greylags. It may have been here for some time -- in spite of its bright plumage it's easy to overlook at a distance when surrounded by other geese.
A Cormorant caught a perch under the marble fountain of the Italian Garden.
The Grey Herons in the nest on the island are still together and clearly occupied by something in the nest. It must be at least one chick. But still there is no sight or sound of it.
This is the young heron that was rescued last year, in the Dell looking for a fish. There are large carp in the little stream here, but probably also small ones that have been swept over the weir.
A Blackbird caught a worm near the Dell.
But in the Rose Garden a Robin was having to wait for its meal, as the feeders were occupied by Rose-Ringed Parakeets.
There was no sign of a Little Owl. That is just chance in the case of the pairs near the leaf yard and the Albert Memorial. But it seems likely that the pair near the Henry Moore sculpture, which haven't been seen for weeks, have moved to another tree because of the Carrion Crows' nest on top of their original home.