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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 9th August, 2020)

Low Hall Swans

Low Hall Swans
Dad and the kids at Low Hall, Hindley.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850 : 24-70mm F/2.8 VR)
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Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 9th August 2020 at 00:09

Dad is stunningly well exposed and stunningly sharp Dave.

Comment by: Mick on 9th August 2020 at 06:44

Dads feathers are to ruffled and he as a mucky neck for it to be stunning.

Comment by: Anne on 9th August 2020 at 07:04

Now that's what I would call a real top photo, crystal clear, you are the best Dave.

Comment by: julie on 9th August 2020 at 07:17

Is this the pond at hall lane Hindley near to the golf course, lovely photo.

Comment by: Wigginlad on 9th August 2020 at 07:32

Is the adult swan on the right at the rear, the one in front looks to be a juvenile with grey on its slender neck . Great pick Dave.

Comment by: Pw on 9th August 2020 at 08:59

I can remember feeding swans when it was called Sammies flood over sixty five years ago,always been an excellent place for wildlife.Thanks for the photo Dave, it reminds me of one of the happiest places of my childhood

Comment by: Arthur on 9th August 2020 at 09:03

Dennis, Dave is the best snapper on pad. Your quite good yourself.
As you say top quality.

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th August 2020 at 10:00

It's in Platt Bridge, Julie. Low Hall Nature Reserve, aka Sammy's Flood.

Comment by: Garry on 9th August 2020 at 10:12

How do I look, ok !
Another top draw photo.

Comment by: Beryl on 9th August 2020 at 12:12

Great picture. always a lovely sight to behold.
On my walks around the lake near me I am still perturbed by those people feeding swan,ducks and geese with bread. There is signage telling them not to and why but these tend to be ignored - very frustrating

Comment by: Veronica on 9th August 2020 at 16:39

Beautiful creatures so elegant...

Comment by: broady on 9th August 2020 at 19:42

Depends who you believe:

Everyone's seen the signs that say don't do that, don't feed them bread, it's not good for them. Is there any truth to that at all?

No. The original "Ban the Bread" campaign was started last year by [WildThings], a company selling pet food. And obviously people got scared, because [WildThings] was saying [bread] was bad for them. They said it caused "angel wing."

There's no scientific evidence to suggest that that is the case. We've been working alongside the Queen's Swan Marker and the Queen's Swan Warden, and they issued a statement, to say there's no evidence to prove that it causes any disease in wildfowl.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 9th August 2020 at 19:50

Dave, great photo,

It looks like that cob is coming of age.

Really sharp photo...well done. Keep 'em coming.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 9th August 2020 at 21:21

Sounds an half-baked notion to me as well Broady. I've never known a swan turn its beak - or is it bill - away from a lovely cob.

Comment by: Poet on 10th August 2020 at 07:56

Trust Phil to pen a witty response.

Comment by: Enda on 13th September 2020 at 00:35

Them's not Swans, them's Ducks.

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