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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020)

22 Pigeons


22 Pigeons
22 pigeons on a hot bungalow roof. Radcliffe Road, Aspull.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
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Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 22nd December 2020 at 00:07

Yes Mick, I know it’s RATCLIFFE ROAD.

Comment by: Firefox on 22nd December 2020 at 00:14

Radcliffe Road is in Bolton, where Fred Dibnah used to live. Ratcliffe Road is in Aspull. Fred never lived there. I'm sure someone has previously mentioned this?

Comment by: Alan on 22nd December 2020 at 00:39

Why is the flag at half mast ? Has someone died ? I expect the pigeons are the official mourners.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd December 2020 at 06:59

The Police say having flocks Pigeons sat on your roof is a sign of heat escaping from inside the house, and that could mean the house is being used as a drug farm, or poor insulation.
They can tell the same when the roofs are not covered in snow or frost and the rest of the street is.
Is somebody dead in RATCLIFFE ROAD

Comment by: PeterP on 22nd December 2020 at 08:24

Pigeon pie comes to mind.Are we all sure its RATcliffe Road not RADcliffe Road?Sound the same like Swindon and Swinton.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd December 2020 at 09:24

It looks like the Clans are gathering for battle...my bet is on the pigeons against the rats of Ratcliffe Road.

Comment by: Jonno on 22nd December 2020 at 10:00

Dennis, are you sure there are 22 pigeons and not 23, there appears to be another hiding behind the flagstaff and flag.

Comment by: DTease on 22nd December 2020 at 10:39

These are not ordinary Pigeons Mick, These are Aspull Pigeons and they only eat upside down pies. Since the chippie shut down they have gone a bit feral and spend their days inhaling wacky baccy smoke on local rooftops. Far out man. Every so often the Drug Squad comes round and moves them on.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd December 2020 at 11:02

That made me laugh Dtease...;o)))

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 22nd December 2020 at 11:04

By Jove! Jonno, I do believe you’re right! Sneaky little devils aren’t they?

Comment by: Garry on 22nd December 2020 at 11:22

Ratcliffe Road it is.
I need another large sherry.

Comment by: David Barker on 22nd December 2020 at 11:22

23 pigeons Dennis one behind the flag pole LOL, he as various flags flying ive notice when I have passed ,and they are always nice and clean .

Comment by: Mick on 22nd December 2020 at 11:26

Well spotted Jonno, yes its another pigeon that dosent appear on the shadow of the flag pole

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 22nd December 2020 at 11:29

It's like a Lancashire version of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds". "COMING SOON to a Cinema near YOU.....'The Pigeons!!' "

Comment by: Gill on 22nd December 2020 at 11:39

One of my neighbours gets a flock of pigeons on their roof, but it's because they are regularly fed there and not due to illegal activities (at least not as far as I'm aware!). I know many folk dislike them, but I love the noises they make, and I can't help smiling at how the males try to show off, only to get ignored by the females.

Comment by: James Hanson on 22nd December 2020 at 13:52

It could be worse. Just imagine, a flock of seagulls on your roof?

Comment by: Pat McC on 22nd December 2020 at 14:05

DTease you're a tonic. We could all do with cheering up at the moment, and your posts often raise a smile - you've a brilliant and witty sense of humour. Thank you!

Comment by: walt (nth Yorkshire) on 22nd December 2020 at 15:52

Dennis owd lad, two things come to mind firstly, do something wrong and the WW followers will very soon point out your error. Secondly, that pigeon hiding could have been the dealer, Hmmmmm now there's a thought, didn't want to be I D.

Comment by: Edna on 22nd December 2020 at 18:17

I saw a line of pigeons along the top of a bench, outside the Pound bakery near Barclays Bank, early one morning, a few weeks ago.They must have been waiting for breakfast.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd December 2020 at 19:55

Mind you pigeons are always in pairs - it wouldn't do to be the odd one out.... might be they're getting ready to chase one off. All this fuss over one lonely pigeon.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 22nd December 2020 at 20:14

Ha! Ha! You could be right, Walt. "Purple Haze" maybe?

Comment by: Arthur on 23rd December 2020 at 11:31

Pigeons are a pest and like seagulls, they are flying rats.

Comment by: veronica on 23rd December 2020 at 12:13

Pigeons are good at clearing up the food dropped by scum who can't be bothered to put it in a bin.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd December 2020 at 14:29

Well said, Veronica....litter , whether food or its wrappings, is a pet hate of mine and the people who drop it are as big a pest as the pigeons.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd December 2020 at 16:27

In fact worse Irene, humans are supposed to have a brain, it seems some of them are brain dead! Pigeons just want to feed to keep alive... only natural...

Comment by: AL on 23rd December 2020 at 17:26

I think what Arthur meant ladies, is droppings and not all about food.
Arthur has a point.

Comment by: Edna on 23rd December 2020 at 17:40

Well said Veronica and Irene.These people are a pain. They have no shame at being seen throwing litter.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd December 2020 at 19:17

If there was no food lying about for pigeons to eat there wouldn't be any droppings. Instead the food helps them to survive a lot longer....Then there's the rats no more than 6 feet away from the human population... give me the pigeons any day. (Although I don't like throngs of them!)

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