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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 12th March, 2021)

Horny!


Horny!
Heilan' Coo at Bickershaw Country Park.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850 : 500mm F/5.6 PF)
Views: 1,941

Comment by: John on 12th March 2021 at 00:09

Amazing, didn't know these existed in Wigan. Thanks Dave, you learn summat everyday.

Comment by: Garry on 12th March 2021 at 03:14

Well I wouldn't argue with you owd lad, so I won't take a short cut across your field.
Another great photo Dave, keep them coming please.

Comment by: Walt ( North Yorkshire) on 12th March 2021 at 06:05

By ek Dave, few steaks on that beast. Good photo don't think you would be as close as it looks to get that shot in well done !

Comment by: Mick on 12th March 2021 at 06:36

John they've had them in the fields around Wrightington and Parbold since the 1960s, were I first saw one on Peter Moores land at Parbold hall.

I wouldnt like to have been born a highland cow with them having to put up with all them flies buzzing around my big brown eyes.

Comment by: PeterP on 12th March 2021 at 07:04

Like the rest of us needs a hair cut.

Comment by: DTease on 12th March 2021 at 07:23

“Is that you Hamish?” We”ll all look like this if they don’t get the barber’s shops open soon.

Comment by: Dave on 12th March 2021 at 07:31

Great picture Dave please don't stop showing us your contributions i know they are enjoyed by many people. A lot of people who enjoy these photographs can't get to a lot of these places for whatever reason please continue and ignore negative comments.

Comment by: Wiganer on 12th March 2021 at 07:33

Marvelous photo is has it all.
Looks very strong.
Keep taking those photos.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 12th March 2021 at 07:45

Same as John, didn't know we had these in the Borough. Dave, pin sharp photo, make sure it's not your last

Comment by: Maureen on 12th March 2021 at 07:56

Dave,that's an awesome shot,brilliant..and thank you..I'd love to paint him.

Comment by: Poet on 12th March 2021 at 07:56

I like the contrasting textures of the string mop fleece and the cold granite horns . A fine portrait of an ancient Briton from the ice age , when men in wode needed them like the Sioux needed the Buffalo .

Comment by: Mick on 12th March 2021 at 08:00

You can see one here that I videoed having a good scratch on a barbed wire fence.

https://youtu.be/hQgQwrE5EB4

Comment by: Pat McC on 12th March 2021 at 08:12

Glad when the hairdressers open again!!

Lovely photo Dave - we wouldn't normally be able to get a close view of such a beautiful animal.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 12th March 2021 at 08:29

Great photo, Dave. Keep 'em coming.

Comment by: Joanne on 12th March 2021 at 08:51

Thanks, Oy, lovely photos! I wasn’t aware of the cattle at Bickershaw either. I explored there last year but didn’t see any then.

Bickershaw Project - Facebook (16th Feb):
“We’re excited to welcome back 3 Highland cattle to Bickershaw! They will be grazing the fields to improve the quality of the grassland habitat, by helping to increase flowering plant diversity, and making it become more suitable for insects and breeding ground nesting birds such as skylarks.”

Comment by: lock lass on 12th March 2021 at 08:51

Lovely photo Dave, he looks like the rest of us and in need of a haircut .

Comment by: Arthur on 12th March 2021 at 09:01

A really good photo of a very strong animal.
Nice one Dave.

Comment by: Edna on 12th March 2021 at 09:09

Great photo Dave, I didn't know these were so close to home, beautiful. We all can't wait for hair cut.12/4 come quick.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 12th March 2021 at 09:16

My comment doesn't seem to have gone on so I'll try again and apologise if it appears twice. He reminds me of an old farmer chewing on a piece of straw. If he were mine I'd call him Claude after Claude Jeremiah Greengrass, who I'm watching at the moment on Heartbeat. He's got the same colour jacket too and looks a bit of a rogue! Keep them coming Dave!

Comment by: DTease on 12th March 2021 at 09:19

Why is it that when I look at this beast all that comes to mind is Rab C Nesbitt?

Comment by: Veronica on 12th March 2021 at 09:36

Magnificent animal,
I imagine the beef would be tasty too. He won't be cold with all that matting around him.

Comment by: Roy on 12th March 2021 at 09:47

Nice one Dave, as a matter of interest and health and safety from what distance was the photograph taken?

Comment by: Dave (oy) on 12th March 2021 at 10:15

Thanks all

Roy - I was about 25m away on a footpath outside of the field with fencing between us.

Comment by: DTease on 12th March 2021 at 10:53

Veronica! I'm shocked, you say how magnificent this beast is, and then you declare how tasty he would be on a plate surrounded by two veg and a roast potato! The poor beastie is doing no harm to anyone, just wandering around his field chomping on a tasty bit of grass when along comes our Veronica, knife and fork at the ready, wanting to render him down into a few tasty meals. O for shame Veronica, for shame, 'tis a cruel world we live in is it not?

Comment by: David Barker on 12th March 2021 at 10:54

Great photo Dave ,

Comment by: Veronica on 12th March 2021 at 12:04

I see Scottish matured beef in a stew with dumplings ... I'm no vegetarian Dtease.. the kind that puts hair on a man's chest. But not in broth I have to say... Ahh! Bisto.....

Comment by: Mick on 12th March 2021 at 12:15

Broady Ive just seen you comments on yesterdays Pad about spitting the dummy out and what knot, and that you could contribute Pads from were you live if you was allowed.
Well I brought this subject up years ago, when that Liz from down under stated posting some photos.
I'm sure all the areas around Wigan have been covered on Pads so why not make Pads UK and worldwide, like in the name WiganWORLD
There are a few viewers who are living in different parts of the UK who could send some in of there towns, I could even send in some of my exotic holiday snaps when I'm allowed to travel again.

Comment by: Arthur on 12th March 2021 at 12:45

Keep Wigan World as it is, other places in the UK are of no interest to Wigan Worlders.

Comment by: wiganer on 12th March 2021 at 12:49

keep wigan world as it is.

Comment by: Alan on 12th March 2021 at 13:20

Mick stop dreaming!

Comment by: f on 12th March 2021 at 13:37

A Viking in all colours ,
In substance and intent
Reborn are Odin’s children,
With soul and sword unbent..

Comment by: Garry on 12th March 2021 at 13:48

As Veronica said in yesterday's post, just blank his comments.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 12th March 2021 at 14:20

I agree. Keep it to Wigan. We have regulars on here who are from Wigan but now live further afield and the reason they go on here is to see Wigan, not somewhere else. I have never in my life had the slightest wish to visit another country. Yes, I'm boring, but there are those who are meant to travel and those who are meant to stay at home. It's lovely to see our Wigan World friends from other parts of the British Isles or other countries joining us here in Wigan on p-a-d each day.....that's the reason why they joined Wigan World in the first place, to see the place where they were born, not to look at someone's "exotic holiday snaps".

Comment by: Broady on 12th March 2021 at 14:38

I agree fully. I joined to look at photo’s of Wigan. Plenty of comments the last few days but no one has yet said what area of Wigan the photo of the birds was taken. My opinion is that it wasn’t taken in Wigan and should NOT have been posted on here.

Comment by: Anne on 12th March 2021 at 14:38

Must have been something like this that got its head caught in that Weshoughton gate.

Comment by: Garry on 12th March 2021 at 14:55

Irene I couldn't have said it any better.

Comment by: Mick on 12th March 2021 at 15:01

Well it was just an idea, I thought it might be interesting to see other places were Wiganer have settled.
Just think Irene it it did happen we could be looking at those Eagles your daughter has the pleasure in seeing up there in Scotland

Comment by: Al on 12th March 2021 at 15:02

WIGAN WORLD means Wigan only.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 12th March 2021 at 15:04

Fab photo,such great detail.Please keep on posting them Dave (oy) they are beyond brilliant.

Comment by: Broady on 12th March 2021 at 15:12

They had Highland cattle in Abram in the mid 70’s. At the back of the Dover as they belonged to Ted Harvey who was the landlord at that time.

Comment by: DTease on 12th March 2021 at 16:23

Probably didn't see it Anne with all that hair in front of his eyes.

Comment by: Broady on 12th March 2021 at 16:51

Please Sir. Someone has mentioned Westhoughton which isn’t in Wigan!!! Metropolitan Borough of Bolton no less.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 12th March 2021 at 17:22

Mick, thanks for understanding my reasons for what I said. I'm not knocking your idea of people who no longer live in Wigan posting photos of where they live now. It's not a bad idea at all, but just not on this site. It would have to be a site especially for that purpose. My son-in-law Andrew is a brilliant photographer and he and Ashley make us a calendar of photos of Lewis every year. But this site is for Wigan. Broady, Peter and I only came to live in Abram in the mid-seventies and I can't recall the highland cattle near the Dover Lock! I assume they were in the Finney Fields? How fascinating! There are some up near our caravan too, at Hellifield. They are beautiful!

Comment by: James Hanson on 12th March 2021 at 17:34

"WIGAN WORLD means Wigan only", cried Al on 12th March 2021 at 15:02 .

Well, ok, so do you want people to stop putting photos of Hindley, Leigh, Billinge, Standish etc..
OR, should the P.a.D. be open to Wigan Council area only?

Comment by: Mick on 12th March 2021 at 18:53

If this gang of rejects think that they will upset me by blanking me, they will have a long wait, and they should know by now Ive been blanking them since I realized that they were Wigan World rejects.
Its just a pity more Pad viewer haven't caught on yet to the fact that they have wrecked the messageboards section and now they are gathering over here to try and do the same.

Blankety Blank Blankety Blank

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 12th March 2021 at 18:54

I don't know why my comments are not appearing! I am having to put everything on twice! Apologies if this appears twice. Mick....thankyou for understanding where I am coming from....your idea of people who have moved away from Wigan putting on photos of where they live now isn't a bad idea at all....it just needs a separate site as this site is just for photos of Wigan. My son-in-law Andrew is a brilliant photographer, and he and Ashley make us a calendar of photos of Lewis every year. I am at a loss as to why I have to post comments twice! Broady, Peter and I only moved to Abram in the mid-seventies and I can't recall the highland cattle near The Dover Lock. I assume they were in the Finney Fields. There are some near our caravan in Hellifield...it is a lovely sight to see. Hope this second attempt gets uploaded!

Comment by: Arthur on 12th March 2021 at 18:54

Anne only mentioned Westhoughton not to show photos. Their is a differents Broady.

Comment by: Wilma on 12th March 2021 at 19:31

Strange that the Westhoughton telephone area code is 01942 which is the Wigan area dialling code, Bolton telephone area dialling code is 01204?

Any information required on the boundaries between the two towns call Whitehall 1212 and ask for Tonkington Smythe, ext. 614.

Comment by: Broady on 12th March 2021 at 19:40

As far as I know there has only been one photo that I thought wasn’t Wigan related. In no way was I having a go at Anne rather “ all the Wigan only” brigade. The heading does say Wigan Photo’s and I certainly don’t post any photo’s for that very reason.

Irene, The cattle were between the Finney Brook and the canal.

Comment by: Arthur on 12th March 2021 at 20:04

Well with comments like that from James Hanson he is a real reject. It's folk like him that spoil Wigan World.
Sounds like we have one or two rejects at 20:21 and 19:31.

Comment by: Al on 12th March 2021 at 20:18

James Hanson are you thick.
When people say Wigan only Hindley Leigh Standish and the rest are part of Wigan.
Wigan borough.

Comment by: Tonkington-Smythe on 12th March 2021 at 20:20

Wilma, let me advise you.
01942 is not the 'Wigan area' phonedialling code.
01204 is not the 'Bolton area' phone dialling code.
Westhoughton is in Bolton, but it's phone dialling code is not only 01942. Part is 01204.

The Wigan 'area' codes are 01942, 01257, 01695, 0161 and 01204.

Comment by: Al on 12th March 2021 at 20:29

Wilma. Westhoughton post code is Bolton BL.
Rochdale, Oldham have the same post code OL.

Comment by: Garry on 12th March 2021 at 21:31

These last few comments ARE the ones that spoil pad.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 12th March 2021 at 21:53

Broady, thanks for the information re the Abram Highland Cattle. Garry, you are right, and I think I recognise Tonkington-Smythe. Let's keep p-a-d to the lovely photographs from our photographers and to the memories they trigger for us all.

Comment by: Edna on 13th March 2021 at 08:30

Agreed Garry. Some people need to get a life. Instead of negativity,If you can't say something nice or positive.Dont say anything.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 13th March 2021 at 09:36

Maybe a 3rd photo site with Wiganer's pictured in different locations, wether you live there or not. So if say, you want to have your picture taken with Sydney Opera House as a backdrop, submit it to the 3rd site along with your name, job done. What do you all think ?

Comment by: Veronica on 13th March 2021 at 12:55

I think that's a nice idea Standisher. Preferably as you say with a landmark in the background. I posted one on Album in Venice on a gondola from 20 odd years ago. It would be an interesting topic on a category specially for that.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th March 2021 at 14:39

Actually there is a category for 'Wiganers on Holiday'. I had forgotten about it. You have to scroll down to find it 'W' ..

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 13th March 2021 at 19:08

I'm sure we'd all like to watch a video of Veronica,on a gondola, singing "Just one Cornetto, give it to meeeeeeee"

Comment by: Veronica on 13th March 2021 at 22:35

Sorry to disappoint it's only a photo George. As they say every picture tells a story.
Plus it's better than one of Mick fighting a crocodile..or riding a bike.

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