Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 1st February, 2022)
There's definitely worse places than top lock !
Mick I don't know how you can get photos like this one, did you have to sneak up on it wearing camouflaged clothing
Syd, maybe it was taken with a long-distance lens. I have seen deer in Borsdane Wood and Viridor Wood but I don't have a camera.
Is it looking towards shevington ?
Mick, this is one of your best. What a good advert for Top Lock!
Over Christmas we saw one on Lees Lane(Parbold) then the week after we saw two. Again a few days after that we went down Lees Lane and saw a herd of about 10/12 crossing over the road heading towards Parbold. What a beautiful sighting.
Lovely pic ! Always had a soft spot for Top Lock.Seen them over Hindley Hall golf club during first lockdown,and actually managed to get a photo.Also Seen them in field near Borsdane Wood.
Perhaps there's a flock of them there deer! Anyway I have to say it's a good' un. I hope he's looking South / or South East or maybe South West or what the heck!
An amazing video of the same deer here
Syd no camouflaged clothing was worn, I would be wearing my Crane bright green cycling jacket and dark green M&S Emmetex pants
I often wonder if that's where Hind ley got its name from?
Or a herd of them even.. - before Tweedledum and Tweedledee see the photo.
Mick: Those Emmetex pants from M&S, are they the ones that are waterproof from out side in, or the thicker padded ones that stop water inside out? Because they do make them in camouflage green or White for Winter manoeuvres.
Pauline, yes, that's where Hindley got its name....Hind Lea. The hind was on our school badge at Hindley Grammar. Veronica, you did make me laugh there!
Yes Pauline,it is.Hindley,'the field/meadow of the hind.
Nice photo, and even better video on the YouTube link.
According to some locals that I spoke to, this deer is stranded on the piece of land that abuts the industrial estate.
It is being fed by locals, and a report has been made to the RSPCA.
Yes Veronica, them two also have a herd mentality when it comes to nitpicking.
Nice picture, for a change, Mick :)
John G, if they are waterproof from inside out would that not make them incontinence pants? I've often wondered how Mick manages when he's out all day on his bike.
Its a cracking video, it should be on the BBC Northwest news.
The hind was also on the badge of Argyle St Secondary school.
DTease: Well I thought the same thing, all that travel all around Wigan and St Helen’s, but I thought don’t make it obvious, some one said in a post, can’t remember who, that he was walking through a cemetery somewhere with a limp! And now that he says he goes to M&S and he gets Emmetex nudge nudge, wink, wink. I thought I best ask him discretely.
Hart Common, Veronica.
Mick, that's not "Top Lock" you daft sod. That's the Commercial at Cale Lane bridge.
Does that mean the little Deer is not looking towards Hart Common? Just wondering... it's a good way off.
It’s saying Veronica, I’ve come all this way down the canal bank, and the dam pub shutdown.