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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 31st August, 2018)

Top Lock Swans


Top Lock Swans
In the green canal.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
Views: 2,194

Comment by: DTease on 31st August 2018 at 10:50

Swans are at their most impressive when they are taking off and landing.
The 747s of the bird world.
They're also pretty impressive when they take a dislike to you!

Comment by: Mick on 31st August 2018 at 10:53

Because the locks have been closed off and no boats coming through the canal is covered in nanny greenteeth, but its look like its not doing the swans any harm

Comment by: David Long on 31st August 2018 at 11:20

Super pic - let's hope they all flourish.

Comment by: Veronica on 31st August 2018 at 12:13

They look a bit lost to me - as if they're stranded on a little island in the sludge. I'm sure they will survive the ordeal though.

Comment by: Philip G. on 31st August 2018 at 13:10

You did well to have kept your distance Mick - 'Mother' appeared to have locked-on to you.

Comment by: Gary on 31st August 2018 at 18:18

Mick - "nanny"? It was always "jinny green teeth" in Aspull.

Excellent pic.

Comment by: Dave on 31st August 2018 at 18:45

I remember, in years gone by , bird nesting with my friends when we we came upon a
swans nest at the centre of a pond , it was huge , and unlike Mick’s picture , had , at least , an 18inch platform on top of the water . I know now how obscene this sound s today , but the challenge to remove and take the egg , from this huge platform, with whole honesty, was immense as we tried to work out how to get to it. We could see it and with passion and greed we wanted it , why?
I feel totally ashamed now , but then , in my world , bird nesting was as natural as life .
If you held in your possession a kestrels egg it suggested someone of great courage who had climbed a very high ttree , as they nested high . Huge ego worth . I remember a friend who climbed a tree to reach a nest was thereupon regarded a giant amongst friends , even though the nest was empty .

Comment by: Kath H on 31st August 2018 at 21:47

I come from Aspull and it was always nanny green teeth

Comment by: DTease on 31st August 2018 at 22:33

Saving bird’s eggs was seen as a hobby in the 50s. You could buy “The Observer Book of Bird’s Eggs” containing pictures of the eggs of different bird’s so you could identify them.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 1st September 2018 at 08:31

We always called it Nanny Green teeth in Ince.

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