Photo-a-Day (Monday, 21st November, 2022)
A fine combination - Daphne Du Maurier's novel and Hitchcock's direction. Frost this morning in the North East, seagulls swooping around from the house roofs battling for food with the Magpies.
Good 'un Dennis.
Dennis , you would have made an unwavering rear gunner . Was there heavy flak ?
Poet, these were only the tail-Enders. I was so surprised at the way they flew at me I forgot to take a picture for a few seconds.
I’ve seen pigeons take-off en masse before but I’ve never had them fly straight at me before veering off at the last moment!
For a second or two I was imagining what the Coroner’s report would look like “pecked to death in a mass pigeon attack”.
It turned out they were making for a guy who was walking behind me. They totally surrounded him and held him hostage for a while.
Surprising really because neither of us had any food for them.
Dennis, that's brilliant, and it actually made me jump when the photo flashed up on my computer screen....very reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock! But just imagine if The Birds had been filmed in Mesnes Park with those two Wigan pigeons nearest the camera."And....ACTION!!"...." "Ey-up, Joe, lad, we'd best show willin' or they'll not gi' us any jackbit!"
Dont look Irene or you will jump, same Wigan Pigeons actually fluttering their wings.
Coolest Pigeons in Russel Square London taking a bath, an amazing scene never caught on camera before.
what do you mean youv never ventured to london and you dont want to go
We used to live 15 miles...as the crow flies...from Central London. I used to go up there on the train for a day out but fings aint what they used to be & I have no desire to ever to visit the place again.
A well captured photo….were you holding a pie in your hand - or was it on your head Dennis? … something obviously attracted them. Full marks anyway….
I can’t understand why anyone would want to live in London. It’s a dustbin of a city.
That is a wonderful action photo Dennis and is a moment caught in time, luckily for us you was there at that moment with your camera, if you had set out to take a photo like that it would never have happened so dramatically as was.
Helen when I was 21to23 I was all over Norfolk chasing the Norforkian women and the tourist women in Yarmouth.
But now I wouldn't bother visiting anywhere in East Anglia.
Helen I have been to Norfolk many times it’s a beautiful part of the country. Sherringham, Walsingham, Bury St Edmunds lots of lovely little villages there with the those ‘big ‘ skies thrown in .- can’t be beaten…so much history as well…
No doubt the “Norforkian” women and the tourist women in Yarmouth will be eternally grateful for that Mick.
I agree with the quote 'If you're tired of London you're tired of life' !
Cracking photo Dennis, those kamikaze pigeons are zooming in a tad close for comfort though.
I too have to agree about the beauty of Norfolk Helen and Veronica, the nice villages in Norfolk remind me of villages in Northumberland being that the villages and their churches in both counties are very ancient with, as Veronica says, lots of history attached to them. The Broads too are unique and so wonderful, problem being it is like the other places of natural beauty in the UK, with too many folks all deciding to visit at the same time.
Norfolk is to flat to be nice and the Broads are full of midges, just try sitting outside one of those chocolate box pubs on a summers evening.
Helen, I put a comment regarding your lovely home town on yesterday's p-a-d, and a note on today;s to draw your attention to it. Sadly, today's comment seems to have been missed off. but you live in a lovely place.
Sherry or Shevvy where would you rather visit?
Here in photos is Sherringham, Norfolk, photos taken in actual village.
Here in photos is Shevington, Lancashire, not one photo taken in village.
Good videos them Mick.
I’ve heard some people call ‘em flying rats , but they aren’t that much different to us lot really are they ?… you know…
walkin ‘ rats .
Bury St Edmunds isn't in Norfolk.
I was in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk about 10 years ago, I remember a Lovely shop and someone named Mick owned the bike shop.
I made a video of my visit.
Good videos them Mick.
Ive got plenty more of them Ozy.