Thursday, 13 August 2015

Marple ducks

The notice sellotaped to a tree on alongside the Peak Forest Canal at Marple reads:


Ducks need a
nutritional diet too.

Feeding white bread to ducks can
stunt their growth and prevent
them from flying. Give them
a healthy dinner of cracked corn,
birdseed or oats instead.

The nearest ducks I encountered were enjoying the manicured lawn of a house on the opposite side of the canal.

A contribution to Wednesday Waters and signs, signs.


  1. Somehow people still want to feed bread to ducks! Hope they read the sign.

  2. The grass is good for them.

    They've got no shortage of grass here to eat. I was watching a couple of ducks the other day eating river vegetation within a few feet of the edge of a waterfall here the other day.

  3. The whiter the bread, the sooner you're dead! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  4. Ducks seem to fend for themselves just fine without people feeding them. If fed they can become a nuisance. White bread has little nutritional value. People shouldn't eat it either.

  5. That's a great sign to educate us!

  6. That's very educational. Usually at the park people just bring their stale bread to feed the ducks.

    Frankly My Dear

  7. Great idea to specify the dangers of white bread to ducks. That should help people to think twice.

  8. No one ever thinks, when sitting on the grass at the edge of a pond, to simply feed the ducks the grass, do they?!