Another beautiful summers day. Went up to the Wye valley, which is very lush and green this time of year, as is the Usk valley. Took a canoe out on the river, which is a great way to get a different angle on the wildlife, I got a water-birds eye view. The river is teeming with mallards and their ducklings, it seems to have been a good year for them, as the Usk too has lots of young mallards.Also lots of pied wagtails about, dancing over the water catching flies, and a lovely yellow wagtail too, its plumage dazzling in the bright sunshine.
There was a big flock of canada geese on the one bank, but couldn't see any young ones with them, and the same with a number of swans.
June is certainly bursting out all over as the saying goes, the woods and hedgerows are now very dense and flourishing, full of riotous colour. I especially like the huge comfrey plants that have sprung up and are now in flower along the hedgerows.