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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 2nd November, 2015)

Moorhen with beer can

Moorhen with beer can
Took this on the canal at Bamfurlong.

Photo: Colin Butcher  (Sony DSC-HX300)
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Comment by: Den s on 2nd November 2015 at 00:06

Is this Moorhen old enough to be drinking beer?

Comment by: Ken R on 2nd November 2015 at 00:09

Lovely shot, Carling gives me a headache.

Comment by: Roy on 2nd November 2015 at 00:22

Moorhen Colin ? Are you sure it's not a Scarling. Good pic, well spotted.

Comment by: Garry on 2nd November 2015 at 06:42

Canals have always been dumping places, shame really. but they are much cleaner than ever before.

Comment by: Cyril c.p.a on 2nd November 2015 at 06:48

Great photo
(Did you order a carling darling)

Comment by: Mick on 2nd November 2015 at 07:44

Mucky Wigan, the canal bank is full of litter from the top lock
New Springs right through to Martland Mill

I was talking to the man who lives in the canal side house in Ince, and I was telling him that a lot of the litter is down to the local fishermen who walk away from where they have been sat fishing ,leaving behind the empty cans.

But he blamed it on the Ince school kids who walk along the canal bank on the way home from school

After martland mill its litter free, in places like Crooke, Gathurst, Appley Bridge and Parbold

And surprisingly its usually clean around the flashes, Platt Bridge and Bamfurlong.

Comment by: owd bob on 2nd November 2015 at 07:52

Beercan, isn't that on the menu in the west indies with eggs for breakfast.!

Comment by: Garrrry on 2nd November 2015 at 09:23

Mick you are a strange man, do only fishermen leave litter, not walkers, boaters, kids, or anyone else who happens to pass along the banks, please put your brain in gear before coming out with dribble

Comment by: A.W. on 2nd November 2015 at 09:27

It is a shame that our wildlife has to put up with human litter.

Comment by: Aubrey on 2nd November 2015 at 09:53

I like it. Have you got the shot with the reflection of the moorhen?
That would be good with the carling cans removed.

Comment by: Garry on 2nd November 2015 at 11:33

Mick, I haven't made the comment at 09:23. Someone can't face-up by using their own name.

Comment by: good old days on 2nd November 2015 at 12:15

who said that beer can was dropped in wigan leeds to Liverpool is 127miles long

Comment by: Aubrey on 2nd November 2015 at 13:05

A typing error in my last comment,there is just 1 can.

Comment by: Ken R on 2nd November 2015 at 19:53

Aubrey, I would say that the removing of one can from this photo will automatically remove the other.

Comment by: john brown on 10th December 2015 at 15:17

When I was a boy, we used to call these birds Woggies - though I've no idea why.

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