Geese, goslings and moorhen on Gatley Carrs Pond

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Feeding the Ducks on the Pond

Friday, 3 Apr 2015

Please do not feed bread or chips to the ducks and geese on our pond.

The RSBP says that these foods can cause deformity of their wings called "angel wing" handicapping their flight and delay growth of the young.

Also decaying bread causes pollution to the pond and encourages rats along the bank.

Suitable foods are:-

  • Wheat grains
  • Oats
  • Rice
  • Bird Seed
  • Meal Worms
  • Chopped Vegetable Trimmings

Alternatively let them find their own natural food in and around the pond.

If you would like further information about feeding birds please read the RSPB website.

Thank You

 

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