6 thoughts on “Feeding The Locals”

  1. Awww… can we come feed the ducks? We have some here but I always forget to bring bread or something. I need your pill gadget for duck bread. Are they just everywhere or were you near a pond or something. (Okay, I’m a bookkeeper, not a duck know-er about-er)

  2. Well, actually both. They are really only around the lakes and rivers — but where I live, that means everywhere. 🙂

    This particular duck was outside the restaurant today where we ate lunch. The ducks around this area are remarkably tame, due to large number of tourists feeding them all the time. The seagulls are also not afraid of humans, but they’re incredibly annoying and not nearly as cute as ducks.

    Swans? MEAN birds. Beautiful, no doubt, but mean as heck. So yeah, I like the ducks. 🙂

  3. I keep a bag of dried corn in the car. The duck is the town mascot, and they are EVERYWHERE around town and pretty tame. We avoid the geese, though, since the time one grabbed my flip-flop and took off running with it.

    Running one-foot-bare through goose droppings isn’t as fun as you might think.

  4. Heh, the seagulls in California will mug small children if they’re holding any food.

    I spent a couple summers helping a birding grad student study the diets of nesting terns. We got pelted with tern poo and gull poo a lot. Gull poo was a lot more disgusting.


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