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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 21st July, 2017)

Drunken ducks

Drunken ducks
Pair of drunken ducks on the canal near to the top lock.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Mick on 21st July 2017 at 00:36

wow i have had 6 pics posted in a row, amazing what a bit of moaning can do

Comment by: Ellen on 21st July 2017 at 00:38

Cute! It reminds me of a pub in the Lake District, and the story of how it came to be known as The Drunken Duck.

Comment by: alan on 21st July 2017 at 02:48

OMG, I remember that happening to me many years ago.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st July 2017 at 08:04

A good picture but I think it's disgusting that nutcases should throw bottles in the canal near these lovely wildlife. Just shows the limit of their intelligence.

Comment by: fred on 21st July 2017 at 08:31

what do you mean mick a bit of a moan if its not your photo you make negative comments.on everyone else's pics

Comment by: Garry on 21st July 2017 at 10:38

Not only in the canal, Veronica, but on street corners. They fine folk for throwing cig ends on the streets, this is even worst.

Comment by: EddieP on 21st July 2017 at 10:48

Mick.You should not throw your empty beer bottles into the canal,but then you will do anything to get a photo.hope you removed the bottle.

Comment by: Howard P on 21st July 2017 at 11:00

I suspect that's a rubber duck 10/4.

Comment by: Susan on 21st July 2017 at 11:09

Fred..you are so right..I've never seen a nice comment from him..and I've been here a few years.when his photos are not on display,he starts to spit his dummy out,or make some obnoxious remark about certain estates.

Comment by: owdkewyed on 21st July 2017 at 13:50

What a stella photo.

Comment by: Dave on 21st July 2017 at 14:54

Maybe the bottle belongs to the ducks? Or the last site of a drunk who fell in trying to catch one.

Comment by: Dave on 21st July 2017 at 14:57

Sorry, wrong spelling

Comment by: Mick on 21st July 2017 at 14:57

Owdkewyed it looked like IPA to me, you can see they are drunk, just look at the eyes on the left duck

Comment by: Kath H on 21st July 2017 at 14:58

That's rich from him. All he ever does is moan, unless he has taken the photo.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st July 2017 at 15:04

Yes you can see the bubbles where he went under Dave! The duck's have more sense than the drunk for that matter.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 21st July 2017 at 16:33

It would appear that the level of criticism aimed at any contributor to this site, is geared to be directly proportionate to the volume of contributions made by that particular individual.....Although, happily, this would render the majority of people who visit the site immune from verbal abuse, it doesn't actually bode too well for the site itself in the long term..... Just an observation.

Comment by: Julie on 21st July 2017 at 17:18

I don't contribute pictures only comments.
Anyone , can slate my comments , in what whatever manner they choose , no matter how aggressive or hurtful. The only format is staying within the rules of the forum. When you join an open forum , you have to accept not only the good and the bad, but also the in between. Those who wish, or expect constructive criticism always , are , I am afraid , living in cloud cuckoo land! This is simply not human nature.

Comment by: Dave on 21st July 2017 at 17:48

Still feel the ducks know more than we do.

I told you that bubbles would appear.
Shut up! Humans are thick, they won't even

Comment by: Alan on 21st July 2017 at 17:59


Comment by: Susan on 21st July 2017 at 18:14

Ozy..all the beautifully English phrases in the world does not take away the fact that the individual in the question has been very abusive in the past to quite a few people, have you seen any of the comments he's aimed at some of the nicest photos on P.A.D.,I fear not.

Comment by: Mick on 21st July 2017 at 18:41

Ozy you are a very wise man, I dont normally get involved with these people who come on here using different names, but let me say this the Mick posting @00:36 wasnt me, he or she was a fraud probably one of the rejects who are still out to trying to wreck this web site.
But if any of you want 6 photos on the run, get out there take some photos and send them in to Wiganworld you never know they all might be chosen as a photo a day.

Comment by: DTease on 21st July 2017 at 19:15

I don't know one duck from another but looking at this picture I would say that the one one the left is the female and she's nagging the poor old male duck to a standstill "You were in a right state when you came home last night. There's beer bottles all over and the place looks like a bombs dropped. I can't leave you on your own for five minutes"

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 21st July 2017 at 20:16

I suppose a lot depends on one's interpretation of the word ' abusive ' Susan. Like yourself, I've been coming on this site for a while, and over the months, I've seen Mick make what could be termed ' forthright comments ', but I can't say that I've ever known him to make comments that I would personally describe as being abusive, although he's come in for a great deal of unwarranted abuse himself, with the occasional racist taunt thrown in for good measure, while other ignorant posters have flown in, dumped their toxic payload and flown out again completely, or apparently completely undetected....or at least without comment. I like a bit of ' fairation ', but I don't think that's what Mick's getting here. That's all I'm saying.

Regards. Ozy.

Comment by: Garry on 21st July 2017 at 21:53

You're right DTease you don't know your ducks. The coloured one on the left is a male and the brown one a female.

Comment by: Mary on 22nd July 2017 at 17:17

Ozy, you hold a wise head of common sense but Mick knows exactly what he is doing . It doesn' t bother me one jot but his disguise to me is blatantly obvious . Proved why we are once again talking about Mick.
I guarantee this will reappear. Mick donates massively to the forum but appears to want something more. I am a great follower of Mick's vids, as he goes into the nooks and crannies in the most minute detail. Mick holds far more positives than negatives in my eyes. His wide range of contributions , speak for themselves . What is in his head , who cares? He gives to this forum!!! We should all be grateful.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 23rd July 2017 at 00:11

Hi Mary, the real reason that we are once again talking about Mick is down to the fact that people are once again knocking him for no legitimate reason. I agree with what you say regarding his input, although I'm afraid I don't follow you down your disguise theory route. To me, Mick's just a normal bloke who goes around on a bike taking photos, as I sometimes do, and submitting them to Wigan World, or driving around in his car with his dashcam on and putting the videos on YouTube. There's nothing really remarkable about what he does... in fact any one of us could do it if we could be bothered to do it, but the truth is we can't can we?. What is remarkable is that Mick can be bothered. I personally don't see any conspiratorial motive in his actions, nor can I see any justification for the negative remarks that appear to be repeatedly directed at him.... In the natural world, when the predator has selected its prey, the rest of the pack move in to ensure the kill. As a species, we aren't really that far removed from pack animals are we?, I've witnessed it on more than one occasion over the years....Wigan World isn't the Serengeti however and different rules should apply here....I don't actually care what's in his head either Mary. and be assured that I feel under no obligation whatsoever to present a case for his defence, other than a desire to see fair play.

Regards. Ozy.

Comment by: Susan on 23rd July 2017 at 11:18

All I can say Ozy is,you aren't a good judge of character,the man is known to put obnoxious remarks on here just to seek attention!!! Why hasn't he replied to any of these remarks, simple,he enjoys the attention.you quite obviously haven't read all his nasty comments in the past.he is thoroughly bad mannered.

Comment by: ivor biggun on 23rd July 2017 at 11:59

Ozy, you cant use all the fancy words you want, fact remains Mick is a attention seeking individual who stokes fires with his rude, silly and stupid comments, yes he does make good contributions to this forum but it is not HIS forum, so keep writing the waffle in Micks defence, you are in a minority

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 23rd July 2017 at 16:52

Thank you for reassuring me that I'm in the minority Ivor. I'd already convinced myself that such was the case, but coming from you, it comes as so much more of a compliment.
" Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform ( or pause and reflect ) "....Mark Twain.

Regards. Ozy.

Comment by: Howard P on 23rd July 2017 at 17:58

I suspect Susan is spot on with her comments.

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