Go anywhere near a popular duck feeding spot and you’re sure to find people with huge bags of bread - sometimes whole loaves that they must have bought especially for the occasion. Bread is of course bad for ducks, but even if they were bags of good duck food, they could then have too much of a … [Read more...] about Wild duck food portion control – quack snack, not feathered feast!
There was some good intent by whoever left this mess beside the canal - there's lettuce and cucumber which is much better for ducks than bread. But there is still white bread, it's all in large chunks which isn't so good for small ducks...and, well, it has just been dumped. That's likely to … [Read more...] about Duck feeding fail #1: dumped salad sandwiches
Some ducks on the Stourbridge Canal greatly enjoying a bread-free snack! … [Read more...] about Feeding the ducks without bread
Please don't feed them bread! There's some simple tips to feed wild ducks responsibly here > … [Read more...] about Feeding the ducks this half term?
A few weeks ago I went to explore a duck-feeding spot of my childhood - Swanshurst Park in South Birmingham. It wasn’t a happy homecoming. I found just two little mallards, cowering for cover amidst dozens and dozens of Canada Geese, with a very large flock of seagulls thrown in for good … [Read more...] about Time to stop overfeeding the geese of Swanshurst Park?