Today saw an epic gathering of RSPB forumites - 12 of us altogether - at Regent's Park. I guess it was more of a social thing than a birding thing. Very enjoyable, anyway, lovely weather and great company, good photo opportunities, and we did have a birding bonus among the common stuff (though not, sadly, the Yellow-browed Warbler reported here two days ago).
The next area, a swathe of open mown grass, was a bit I didn't know about, but among our number was a chap with much local gen, who had already spent some time that morning watching Wheatears there. He also pointed out a patch of scrub that had recently hosted both Stonechats and Whinchats - none today, sadly. There were, though, two corking Wheatears out in the field, alternating feeding sessions on the ground with staring-at-the-birders sessions on top of a square of wooden fencing.
Next we went on to the viewpoint over the arm of the lake that's home to the exotica - a range of ornamental wildfowl including Buffleheads, Hooded Mergansers, Ross's Geese, Ruddy Shelducks - you get the general idea.
We finished off with a slow walk around the loop between York Bridge and the next bridge down.
Thanks to all my forum pals for a great day out, and I hope we can all do it again sometime soon :)