Don't Feed the Ducks!

To: "Birding Australia" <>
Subject: Don't Feed the Ducks!
From: "Terry Bishop" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 21:37:48 +1100 (AUS Eastern Daylight Time)
I forgot to mention that around Orange when the local bakery was open the
hobby farmers used to get trailer loads of old bread to feed there cattle.
The local bird population would know when it was feed time and have a snack.
The birds became too dependent on the bread and now the bakery has shut many
generations of birds have not been taught or forgotten how to catch a feed.
-------Original Message-------
From: Wendy
Date: 02/26/09 21:01:43
To: Birding Australia
Subject: Don't Feed the Ducks!
Also a couple of crust from a picnic sandwich or 1-2 slices is one thing.
I watched a woman at a local lake dump a 30-40kg size (not that weight of
bread of course!!) bag of bread one day. I have no idea if it is a regular
thing, daily ritual for her or what.
Like a person who used to dump 4l bucket of wheat for pigeons in a tiny
local mall

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU