Horton Bridge (Monday 29th February 2016)
I exploited the fine weather by taking a picnic lunch to the Small Grains Plantation on the edge of Calne. I ate it there and then walked up the chalk downs nature reserve known as Morgan's Hill. The view from there is shown in the Extra.
I then drove on to the closest canal spot, which is at Horton Bridge. I had a mooch up and down the towpath and surprised a heron. However, after it flown along the canal a short way it landed again, and instead of playing tag with me as herons usually do, it stayed put and allowed me to slowly creep up towards it until I was close enough to fill the frame with its portrait!
1.3.2016 (1943 hr)
Blip #1772 (#2022 including archived blips)
Consecutive Blip #004
LOTD #1006 (#1130 including archived blips)
Taken with Pentax K-50 (Red) and HD P-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR lens
Horton Bridge series
Kennet and Avon Canal series
The Kennet and Avon at Horton Bridge, 29 February 2016 (Flickr album)
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Brix E Smith - Hurdy Gurdy Man (1992)
Recorded for a tribute album to Donovan, this has Nigel Kennedy on violin. Brix was talking to Mark Radcliffe on Six on this day, and they played this track.
One leap year ago:
Bradford-on-Avon (29th February 2012)