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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 19th May, 2022)


Dog swimming in Mesnes Park lake.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Veronica on 19th May 2022 at 07:54

A nice picture of Wigan Park and a tentative dog before dipping his paws in the water. Looks like he can’t make his mind up….. just like me when I’m at the baths when the heatings turned off!

Comment by: Tony G on 19th May 2022 at 08:38

Can't make out the building. Looking towards Wigan or the café? So long since I've been there.

Comment by: Aubrey on 19th May 2022 at 09:06

Tony G, Looking towards Bridgeman Terrace, cafe on the left ( just out of picture), the building is the rear of what was the veranda and also toilets, I think.

Comment by: Garry on 19th May 2022 at 15:35

Not a wise choice letting dogs swim when birds/ducks are nesting, some may have little ones.

Comment by: Cyril on 19th May 2022 at 15:43

Are there still ducks on the pond or has the dogs made them take flight, though looking there isn't any bird life to be seen anywhere on the photo. Perhaps with folks not being able to feed them now they're probably staying away from the pond area, a good thing too in a way I suppose as it would at times be reeking with rotting bread in the water.

Comment by: Anne on 19th May 2022 at 16:19

Dogs should be on a lead. Not running wild.

Comment by: Lavino on 19th May 2022 at 16:31

Looks like the magnet fishers have been there and pulled out a old bike and just left it there.

Comment by: Stan on 19th May 2022 at 16:46

Bread don't have time to rot Cyril, the birds snap it up straight away and yes there is plenty bird life there. Where there's water there's birds.
Totally agree about the mutts roaming about. Silly owners.

Comment by: Anne on 19th May 2022 at 17:40

I think two ducks have migrated over to me. Mr. and Mrs. Mallard. Seem to have have taken up residence in my garden, cannot imagine why, there is no water apart from two small dishes for smaller birds drinking water. They have been here for over a month.

Comment by: Cyril on 19th May 2022 at 19:35

Stan it's obvious you don't remember or had never seen the mass of bread that had been thrown in the pond and left to rot and stink, and it took the leisure dept. an age to drain the pond, clean it out and re-line it with puddle clay. So probably a lot better if folks don't feed the ducks and leave the feeding of them to the park rangers.

As for the presence of birds, look at the photo - can you see any, it's the first time I've seen the park without even a pigeon.

Comment by: Edna on 19th May 2022 at 22:02

Well said Garry, no thought for wildlife, and nesting.

Comment by: Stan on 20th May 2022 at 12:43

Cyril you can't see any birds because the dogs have scared them away. I Would have thought that was logical. Well said Garry.

Comment by: Dave on 20th May 2022 at 18:03

We are trying to manoeuvre Nature to our way of being and thinking . It should be the other way round . Seagulls , pigeons , foxes , look to man now to survive , our own excesses , allows them to do so happily . Unfortunately , Nature , is objecting to this contract and arrangement .

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