Studley Grange (Thursday 1st July 2021)

I took myself off to Wootton Bassett this afternoon for a towpath walk and to check on the swan family that live on the Wilts and Berks there. I parked at Templars Firs and walked up to the second footbridge. I called to a jogger going in the opposite direction if he'd seen any swans and as he whooshed past he said there was one at the other end and told me there was a heron nearby. Indeed there was, but like all herons it played tag, hiding below reed level and flying urgently away to avoid the camera. The best I could do is in Extras.
To get to the other end I had to drive a couple of miles to park on the bridge beside Studley Grange, and set off West, which was unfortunate because the swan, on its own, was on another stretch, to the East. After a lot of walking I did catch up with it, sharing company with some ducks. I got some shots of the swan but have chosen this shot, where it is in the background.

Thursday 1.7.2021 (2053 hr)

Blip #3472 (#3222 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #005
Blips/Extras In 2021 #128/266 + #076/100 Extras
Day #4117 (901 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2615 (#2455 + 160 in archived blips)

Taken with Pentax K-50 (Red) and Sigma AF 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro HSM lens

Wootton Bassett series
Wilts and Berks Canal series
Canals series
Ducks series

The Wilts And Berks At Wootton Bassett, 1 July 2021 (Flickr album of 44 photos)

Wildflowers On The Wilts & Berks, 1 July 2021 (Flickr album of 17 photos)

Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Quincy Jones - Summer in the City (1973)
John Sebastian's composition for the Lovin' Spoonful, re-interpreted by Quincy Jones. The band includes Dave Grusin (electric piano), Valerie Simpson (vocals), Carol Kaye (bass guitar), George Duke (piano), Quincy Jones (trumpet), Grady Tate (drums)

One year ago:
Diary Blip (Smart Meter)

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