Calne (Monday 18th April 2016)
On my way back from Chippenham (see Extra for willows by the river Avon) I stopped on Black Dog Hill near the Millennium Bridge to check on wildlife at the Marden. I got there via the cycle path along the former railway line, where these wild primroses grow. The river is at the far side of the field on the right.
Along this stretch of the river I've seen kingfishers, dippers, egrets, swans, wagtails, long-tailed tits, buzzards, mallards and other birds. On this day I saw none of these things, unfortunately. There have been signs of the dippers this year but recent high waters have washed away any recent evidence from the stones above the water level. I did see one small bird in the distance that might have been a goldcrest or a wren...
18.4.2016 (2050 hr)
Blip #1809 (#2059 including archived blips)
Consecutive Blip #008
LOTD #1043 (#1167 including archived blips)
Taken with Pentax K-50 (Yellow) and Pentax smc P-DA 17-70mm F4 AL (IF) SDM lens
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
DJ Stingray 313 - Lurker (2016)
One purpose of my trip to Chippenham was to get a copy of The Wire magazine with its cover CD Wire Tapper 40. This is track one on that CD, the only one from it that I have been able to find on You Tube, and not really representative of the CD as a whole.