Photo-a-Day (Friday, 31st August, 2018)
Top Lock Swans
Swans are at their most impressive when they are taking off and landing.
The 747s of the bird world.
They're also pretty impressive when they take a dislike to you!
Because the locks have been closed off and no boats coming through the canal is covered in nanny greenteeth, but its look like its not doing the swans any harm
Super pic - let's hope they all flourish.
They look a bit lost to me - as if they're stranded on a little island in the sludge. I'm sure they will survive the ordeal though.
You did well to have kept your distance Mick - 'Mother' appeared to have locked-on to you.
Mick - "nanny"? It was always "jinny green teeth" in Aspull.
I remember, in years gone by , bird nesting with my friends when we we came upon a
swans nest at the centre of a pond , it was huge , and unlike Mick’s picture , had , at least , an 18inch platform on top of the water . I know now how obscene this sound s today , but the challenge to remove and take the egg , from this huge platform, with whole honesty, was immense as we tried to work out how to get to it. We could see it and with passion and greed we wanted it , why?
I feel totally ashamed now , but then , in my world , bird nesting was as natural as life .
If you held in your possession a kestrels egg it suggested someone of great courage who had climbed a very high ttree , as they nested high . Huge ego worth . I remember a friend who climbed a tree to reach a nest was thereupon regarded a giant amongst friends , even though the nest was empty .
I come from Aspull and it was always nanny green teeth
Saving bird’s eggs was seen as a hobby in the 50s. You could buy “The Observer Book of Bird’s Eggs” containing pictures of the eggs of different bird’s so you could identify them.
We always called it Nanny Green teeth in Ince.