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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 21st November, 2022)

Hitchcock Lives

Hitchcock Lives
Under attack! Wigan Park.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,757

Comment by: Gary on 21st November 2022 at 09:06

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.

Comment by: Poet on 21st November 2022 at 09:26

Dennis , you would have made an unwavering rear gunner . Was there heavy flak ?

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 21st November 2022 at 09:52

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st November 2022 at 10:21

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!"

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 21st November 2022 at 11:14

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

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 21st November 2022 at 12:42

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st November 2022 at 13:25

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….

Comment by: DTease on 21st November 2022 at 13:51

I can’t understand why anyone would want to live in London. It’s a dustbin of a city.

Comment by: The Parkie on 21st November 2022 at 14:14

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.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 21st November 2022 at 14:21

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st November 2022 at 15:46

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…

Comment by: DTease on 21st November 2022 at 15:53

No doubt the “Norforkian” women and the tourist women in Yarmouth will be eternally grateful for that Mick.

Comment by: Judy on 21st November 2022 at 16:42

I agree with the quote 'If you're tired of London you're tired of life' !

Comment by: Cyril on 21st November 2022 at 17:12

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.

Comment by: Weather Woman on 21st November 2022 at 17:33

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st November 2022 at 17:39

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.

Comment by: Cyril on 21st November 2022 at 17:48

Competition Time.
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.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 21st November 2022 at 20:54

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 .

Comment by: Bruce Asher on 21st November 2022 at 21:33

Bury St Edmunds isn't in Norfolk.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st November 2022 at 23:27


Comment by: Wigan Mick on 22nd November 2022 at 07:24

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.


Comment by: Wigan Mick on 22nd November 2022 at 07:33

Good videos them Mick.

Ive got plenty more of them Ozy.

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