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#868502 - 3rd Apr 2014 9:00pm Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey.
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My wife and I take our dogs for a walk around central park everyday, we also take bread and leftover parrot seed to feed the wild birds, today this notice was on the fence around the small pond. I don't know who put it there. Generations of family's have enjoyed going to the park to feed the ducks. What is going on in this world?


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#868509 - 3rd Apr 2014 9:14pm Re: Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey. [Re: ianyam]
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I think it's a safe bet to say the cafe put it there.
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#868513 - 3rd Apr 2014 9:15pm Re: Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey. [Re: Willo_]
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Originally Posted By: Willo_
I think it's a safe bet to say the cafe put it there.


My thoughts too Willo.

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#868527 - 3rd Apr 2014 9:49pm Re: Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey. [Re: Willo_]
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Originally Posted By: Willo_
I think it's a safe bet to say the cafe put it there.


you can get a loaf for 20p on the whoops in asda

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#868563 - 4th Apr 2014 12:05am Re: Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey. [Re: ianyam]
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duck food will attract rats as well. Perhaps the ducks should be on 5 a day.

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#868568 - 4th Apr 2014 1:18am Re: Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey. [Re: ianyam]
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Everything it says is true. Same as it is no good for dogs.I gave up bread for Lent and feel so much better.Not bloated and have lost weight.(I'm far from religious btw..just used Lent as an excuse )

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#868592 - 4th Apr 2014 12:04pm Re: Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey. [Re: ianyam]
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Agree with Nidgynoo.

Bread is really bad for ducklings. That is why the mother ducks scoop it up,like there is no tomorrow, preventing their babies from getting it. In turn the mother duck bloats. (how much bread can you eat?)
Full of all the wrong things anyway, these days. Stick with the duck food it has to be much better and I'm sure they will thank you for it.
The rats, in plentiful supply, will already be eating the bread crumbs and anything else that's left lying around..
I should imagine all those who see themselves as animal/wildlife lovers, will obviously follow these guidelines, and set an example to anyone else. 20p wouldn't bankrupt would it, and if you can't afford it maybe just watch someone else feeding them ? Same pleasures surely ?


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#868600 - 4th Apr 2014 1:34pm Re: Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey. [Re: ianyam]
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I chuckle when I read these notices- for generations kids have fed ducks, introducing them to wildlife. If it was so bad then there would be a shortage of ducks- which there is not.
I don't feed ducks much, but I recommend kingsmill.

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#868606 - 4th Apr 2014 2:01pm Re: Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey. [Re: Willo_]
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the cafe is a non-profit set up and is used to give work experience to the less fortunate amongst us

Originally Posted By: Willo_
I think it's a safe bet to say the cafe put it there.
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#868613 - 4th Apr 2014 2:41pm Re: Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey. [Re: eggandchips]
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It would be nice to give the Quackers what they need. It would be good if the theory could be extended to the portion of the human population who live on bread, potatoes, beans and eggs.

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#868649 - 4th Apr 2014 7:24pm Re: Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey. [Re: ianyam]
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I agree with the notice. Feeding wild birds bread, at places like the lake, might be traditional, but it does them no good at all and actually harms them.
Feeding most wild animals, in fact, does more harm than good...

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#868653 - 4th Apr 2014 7:28pm Re: Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey. [Re: ianyam]
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There has been a similiar sign in Birkenhead park for ages, they sell duck food at 50p a bag.
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#868680 - 4th Apr 2014 8:27pm Re: Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey. [Re: ianyam]
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I dont know why people dont take any notice of good advice re wild animals. Bread is a disaster for all birds, it clogs their crops and gives them no nutrition whatsoever. It also does the harm that it says on the notice. But everyone sees it as an attack on their rights to feed them with bread, notwithstanding the harm done to them, you might as well kick them or stone them as the harm done by bread to them has the same outcome, ultimate distress and death.

Little Felicity, Samantha, Damian etc would be far better being shown by their parents and grandparents, the right way to feed the ducks with the proper food, then little Samantha, Felicity and Damian will carry it on and hopefully teach their children the same. That's of course if the ducks are still around and have not been wiped out by the ignorant and selfish ' I've a right ' brigade.

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#868681 - 4th Apr 2014 8:29pm Re: Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey. [Re: Moonstar]
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Originally Posted By: Moonstar
It would be nice to give the Quackers what they need. It would be good if the theory could be extended to the portion of the human population who live on bread, potatoes, beans and eggs.
Er, I think it has been, Moonstar (they are known these days as "benefits").

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#868687 - 4th Apr 2014 9:14pm Re: Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey. [Re: eggandchips]
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Originally Posted By: eggandchips
the cafe is a non-profit set up and is used to give work experience to the less fortunate amongst us.


As I understand it, disabled young people are used to do the chores for nothing and are not permitted to accept tips. Can anyone confirm?

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