Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Feeding the Birds

I captured these shots during a walk around Lyons Lake.  It was a chilly spring evening near sunset.  The daughter soon lost interest in feeding the birds and went to the playground with her father.

The Mother stayed and finished off the loaf of bread.  I read recently in the local paper the park now bands feeding the the birds and signs to that effect have been posted.  Apparently, to many birds have died of unknown causes and they suspect it has to do with what the public are feeding them.  But, there are always those that ignore signs and rules.  

A few more shots taken that evening. 


  1. Nice to see these photos!
    The girl looks so cute, feeding the ducks!
    Have a great day!

  2. How fun.....gets the kids out to enjoy nature and learn about birds. Wonderful photos and post.

    Wood Stork

  3. Nice shots! Those birds enjoy handouts.

  4. Feeding anything wild usually causes trouble. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  5. Cute photos! We used to buy duck nuggets at the local "Wild Bird & something I can't remember store" :0) The kids loved it and so did the ducks :0)

  6. The other reason is that the birds never migrate -- they just stay all year for the free handouts! That happens here in Oregon tgoo.

  7. When we were kids, our Dad was stationed for four years in Bainbridge Md. We attended church in Washington D.C. and also would go on trips to D.C. with visitors and show them our nation's capital. On those excursions, we would often stop at a roadside park to have lunch and there was a lake or river there and lots of ducks and geese. I can remember feeding those birds so many times, dressed in our sweet little late 50's dresses and sometimes Sunday best. These photos reminded me of those times so much!

  8. I was going to say the same thing Sallie said (Hi Sally!). They recently banned feeding birds at our local lake because some of the Canadian geese are hanging around all year. The rangers are now giving tickets if people ignore the posted rules. The signs also say that processed food is really bad for them. Having said that, I'm sure a lot of us have many fond memories of going to local lakes or ponds and feeding the birds...

  9. Beautiful shots, Rita. Thank you for you kind comments on my blog.

  10. Hi Rita!
    What a sweet surprise to find your thoughtful comment! I'm so glad you came for a visit! You and your husband are such a cute couple! He looks like a keeper to me! Being married to Navy men is so wonderful! My Mark is a keeper, too!
    I just joined your list of friends and will enjoying popping in often.
    Have a wonderful day, my new friend!

  11. This brings back memories from when I was a kid. My grandparents lived in a spot where we would feed birds.

  12. Hi there - nice pictures - no childhood is complete without regular duck feeding events!

    I thought I’d let you know that I stepped into the void caused by Springmans decision to close down World Bird Wednesday by setting up Wild Bird Wednesday (!) on my photoblog at Paying Ready Attention – Photo Gallery.

    Feel free to visit and link.

    Stewart M - Australia


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