Feeding the ducks: at Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham 16/02/2017

Despite the background noise of a big city, for a brief moment everything seemed tranquil, with the Canada Geese floating serenely by. It’s a great place for a lunchtime walk.

The peace had been shattered a little earlier when someone dumped – literally dumped – a load of something or other at one end of the pond, resulting a noisy crowd of geese and pigeons on the pavement by the MAC. Not exactly responsible feeding – but then the bread feeders were around too, despite a large sign asking people to not do so.

The other end of the pool was however much quieter, where I found this pair of willing volunteers to try a blend of oats and duck pellets. They didn’t leave a crumb!