Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 9th August, 2020)
Low Hall Swans
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Nikon D850 : 24-70mm F/2.8 VR)
Dad is stunningly well exposed and stunningly sharp Dave.
Dads feathers are to ruffled and he as a mucky neck for it to be stunning.
Now that's what I would call a real top photo, crystal clear, you are the best Dave.
Is this the pond at hall lane Hindley near to the golf course, lovely photo.
Is the adult swan on the right at the rear, the one in front looks to be a juvenile with grey on its slender neck . Great pick Dave.
I can remember feeding swans when it was called Sammies flood over sixty five years ago,always been an excellent place for wildlife.Thanks for the photo Dave, it reminds me of one of the happiest places of my childhood
Dennis, Dave is the best snapper on pad. Your quite good yourself.
As you say top quality.
It's in Platt Bridge, Julie. Low Hall Nature Reserve, aka Sammy's Flood.
How do I look, ok !
Another top draw photo.
Great picture. always a lovely sight to behold.
On my walks around the lake near me I am still perturbed by those people feeding swan,ducks and geese with bread. There is signage telling them not to and why but these tend to be ignored - very frustrating
Beautiful creatures so elegant...
Depends who you believe:
Everyone's seen the signs that say don't do that, don't feed them bread, it's not good for them. Is there any truth to that at all?
No. The original "Ban the Bread" campaign was started last year by [WildThings], a company selling pet food. And obviously people got scared, because [WildThings] was saying [bread] was bad for them. They said it caused "angel wing."
There's no scientific evidence to suggest that that is the case. We've been working alongside the Queen's Swan Marker and the Queen's Swan Warden, and they issued a statement, to say there's no evidence to prove that it causes any disease in wildfowl.
Dave, great photo,
It looks like that cob is coming of age.
Really sharp photo...well done. Keep 'em coming.
Sounds an half-baked notion to me as well Broady. I've never known a swan turn its beak - or is it bill - away from a lovely cob.
Trust Phil to pen a witty response.
Them's not Swans, them's Ducks.