Bowood 2016 #27 (Tuesday 19th July 2016)
Having seen a young cuckoo on my last visit, I headed straight for the same Pinetum area, but of course there wasn't a repeat performance but I was treated to a personal appearance from a brown hare. Down at the Lake there were a couple of Canada geese on land and a bunch of them afloat in the middle of the Lake. Two herons were poised on the opposite bank, rather like those human statues that don't move, and a third flew across and disappeared into the trees. I also saw a couple of black headed gulls in breeding plumage. These aren't rare, of course, but not often seen at Bowood which is mostly home to lesser black backed gulls and this week had a couple of visiting terns that I didn't see.
My blip was taken on approach to the house and gardens, looking south, but I turned back and sat on a bench in the Lake Field watching and listening to the birds and other noises until it was time to walk up to the car.
21.7.2016 (1133 hr)
Blip #1895 (#2145 including archived blips)
Consecutive Blip #004
LOTD #1130 (#1254 including archived blips)
Taken with Pentax K-1 and Pentax HD P-D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6ED DC WR lens
Bowood 2016 series
Bowood 2013-2016 (Flickr collection)(Work in progress)
A Visit To Bowood, 19 July 2016 (Flickr album)
Also blipped today:
Calne (Monday 18th July 2016)
Preview (posted 22-23 July 2016):
Blipmeet At Hidcote Manor Gardens NT, 20 July 2016 (Flickr album)
Blipmeet At Kiftsgate Court Gardens, 20 July 2016 (Flickr album)
I've now completed work on the Hidcote Blipmeet shoot organised by Hildasrose at Hidcote Manor Gardens (and Kiftsgate Court Gardens that we went on to after lunch). My blip will be posted later today when it has been chosen.
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Whyte Horses - Promise I Do (2016)
Heard on Six Music on this day, and reminding me somewhat of The Primitives
One year ago:
Caen Hill Locks