Wootton Bassett (Tuesday 2nd June 2020)

Templars Firs is one of the regular stop-off spots that I have been missing but can now get to once again. My last visit was on 29th January when I learned of the disappearance of the water voles and sadly they don't appear to have made a reappearance. I found a lone swan on the last visit and possibly the same one was there again (see Extra). I was also told that at the other end of this stretch of the Wilts & Berks there is a breeding pair to be seen.
As I blipped a swan last time, I have instead chosen this beautiful mallard duck who was guiding her brood of five ducklings along the canal.

2.6.2020 (1950 hr)

Blip #3236 (#2986 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #031
Blips/Extras In 2020 #87/265 + #047/100 Extras
Day #3722 (840 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2365 (#2206 + 159 in archived blips)

Wildlife series
Wilts and Berks Canal series
Wootton Bassett series
Ducks series
Templars Firs series
Birds series

Wilts and Berks Canal at Templars Firs, 2 June 2020 (Flickr album of 20 photos)

Taken with Nikon Coolpix P900 (24-2000mm equivalent bridge camera)

Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Sleepy John Estes - Diving Duck Blues (recorded 26 September 1929)
John Estes (vcl, gtr) with Jab Jones (pno) and James Rachel (mandolin)

One year ago:
Bowood 2019 #2

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