Caen Hill (Sunday 15th April 2018)
Both the weather and I reverted to type on Sunday, with the temperature dropping several degrees and the sky returning to its habitual grey and gloomy. I did my customary weekly major shop at Waitrose in Melksham, spending enough to use up a £5 voucher and also coming away with free Sunday papers and a courtesy cappuccino that I took to Caen Hill to drink.
Mr Swan was moving serenely across the canal in front of the Moorings while Mrs Swan sat patiently on her nest at Monument Lock (both in Extras). I've been following this pair for several years now but I don't know if they have been given names locally.
This pair of mallards were sitting next to Mrs Swan when I went past but later swam across to the other end of the Monument side pond, which is where I took this blip. It has been quite a long time since I last blipped a duck.
There was not a lot going on; no boats going through the lock flight, no herons lurking on the water's edge, no kingfishers, mink or otters in sight. After a walk round the block, drinking my coffee, I returned to Archie and drove home.
184.108.40.2068 (1830 hr)
Blip #2621 (#2371 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.60-18.3.10)
Consecutive Blip #005
Blips/Extras In 2018 #064/265 + #18/100 Extras)
Day #2946 (579 gaps from 26.3.10)
LOTD #1765 (#1606 + 159 in archived blips)
Caen Hill series
Kennet and Avon Canal series
Taken with Pentax K-5 and Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Caen Hill, 15 April 2018 (Flickr album of 12 photos)
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Girl Ray - The Way We Came Back (2018)
My pick from this week's Cerys Mathews' show on Six.
One year ago:
The Old Forge