Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 21st October, 2021)
Great shot, David.
What a beautiful bird.
Stunning photo David Beautiful, this is definitely one for the wall.Brighten anyone's day this.
How lovely. And what unusual birds. The one at the back reminds me of a lollipop man or lady, keeping an eye on things and showing the rest safely across the grass!
Ducks on a downhill mission,
marching in prescision,
Who knows where they're going,
Could be anywhere the winds a' blowing...
Who's in charge ?
The one at the back looks like Sarge....
He'll keep them all together,
Right up to the last
bill, beak and feather!
Cor blimey I luv a duck!
Nice one Veronica, good picture David. I like Worthy Lakes
Well done David three pair.
The Worthington Mandarins always seem to be more shy than the ones Ive videoed at Wothington, Birkacre, Haigh, Ince and Appley Bridge.
The top male has forgotten something. Lovely photo!
So! Veronica, you're a poet as well as an artist.I like it.xx
Well done, Veronica! xx
Mandarin ducks,beautiful !
Lovely photo of beautiful ducks with such colourful plumage. Thanks David.
Isn't it odd how, in the animal world, it's mostly the males who are the most striking - unlike in the human world!!!
I don't think so girls.... I could never compete with the real poets on here! Anyway it was a five minute composition of rhyming ditty nonsense!
Mick - I don't think there are three pairs here - the one in the foreground has a red beak - like the three males in full plumage - and is breaking out into full plumage (see the neck rings). It's either a young drake coming into adulthood - or an older duck coming back into plumage after shedding its plumage after the mating season. The female in the centre has the slight crest of a mature female, whereas the one on the right doesn't appear to, so may be a young female.
No Veronica, it was very good, and thanks for the " girls" bit. Xx
Ah, well done Rev I was just waiting to see who'd be the first one to spot that.
Your poem is very good,Veronica! Compares very favourably with any others that have been on here.
'Bill, Beak and Feather' sounds like a pub Edna....;~))
Great photo David. This could be one family, if they do stay together. Or else there's cradle snatchers in their world as well.
A photo of one of the most colourful birds in the world and a rare sight to be seen in Wigan, and some folk can only ramble on about poetry.This photo should inspire you to get out there and try to see them yourself, Micks put on some YouTube links to places that he has stumbled across them..
Aw shucks! Elizabeth - nice of you to say so, it's only a bit o'fun.
I thought the same peebee, Capt.Mainwaring. Does that make the Reverend Sgt Wilson though?
I think Mick's talent for disguise is about on par with that of Monsieur Leclerc in Allo , Allo .
We have ALL said how much we like the photo, Syd Smith, and we have congratulated the photographer. That doesn't mean "us girls", and "lads" of Wigan World can't have a bit of poetry and a bit of fun and banter as well. Not all of us have the ability or the transport to "get out there and see them"....that's why Photo-a-Day is special to us.
"Don't tell him Pike"
I must say I'm in agreement with Syd.
Syd Smith you could always go and sell newspapers with that lovely photo of the ducks and my 'pome' ... ;~))
I take it Syd and Eddie have no sense of humour Irene, sad!! xx
I must apologise before WW 3 starts for my 'Dedication to the Duck's Ditty' It's not as if I'm a Poetess anyway! The real Poets must be on holiday as usually the poems are awash on here. So rest assured it will probably be another few years before the 'urge to dirge ' moves me again. Once again apologies to the Ducks.