Feed me! 30th April

We took some seed up to the lake again this afternoon to feed the ducks.
I don’t know if it’s Maggie’s yellow jacket they recognise or us, but we’ll be walking along and suddenly ducks start coming in our direction either by sea or air sotospeak!
We pick a place by the bridge as there’s a bench Hubby can sit on while I spread the goodies.
I was chatting away to my feathered friends (as you do) when I felt a nudge on the back of my knee. I thought it was Maggie, but when I turned round it was this cheeky chap (or chappess as I haven’t worked out how to tell the difference yet). That’s my foot by the way.

Signage throughout the park says not to feed the geese, but if they happen to muscle in on the ducks, that’s fair enough. This one looked adoringly up at me so how could I refuse?

Now that my bag was empty, we left them all pecking away to their heart’s content and continued round the lake.
We saw one female mallard with three babies close to the island, but when we got to the other side, we hit the jackpot.
This proud Momma had ten!

Only 9 in the above shot

But they were all together in this one (two by Momma’s head) though one was intent of going off and doing its own thing in the one below.Mum would have loved them.

All pictures taken this afternoon, 30th April 2019.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Feed me! 30th April

  1. Lovely. I love feeding ducks.

    • If we take bread, it’s only brown as we read white bread is bad for them. At Stratford, there’s a notice on the moorings not to feed the swans or ducks white bread.

  2. Sadje says:

    Aww, so cute. And very gutsy duck.

  3. AW! ❤ I love baby ducklings (goslings for the geese).. Your adventure reminds me of Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, where I spent many a wonderful day feeding the waterfowl who lived on the lake in that park. Here I see the geese flying overhead, and there was a duck couple (mallard and his mate) who used to waddle down the highway just west of us. Sadly they met their end when some cretin in a car ran them down. 😦

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