Team Quack Snacks enjoyed a wonderful sunny Bank Holiday Sunday in Stratford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare – so you’ll have to forgive us for corrupting a quote from Hamlet: “To feed or not to feed, that is the question”.
In the places where most people congregate, not to feed is most definitely the answer. There are too many people, potentially offering too much food, likely to cause a riotous messy crowd of ducks, swans and geese. It’s not good for them, or the people trying to enjoy an ice cream or picnic amongst the chaos.
Feeding wild ducks responsibly sometimes means not feeding them at all. However, there are well paved walkways along the river Avon well away from the crowds where feeding ducks very sparingly is less likely to cause chaos and mess. But please, make sure it’s not bread, crisps or chips!