When feeding wildfowl everyone thinks about feeding bread but this isn’t the best choice. Bread isn’t that nutritious for birds so feeding bread can lead to vitamin deficiencies and uneaten bread can affect the cleanliness of the water, lead to greater algae build up and encourage vermin increasing the risk of spreading disease.
Feeding a specifically formulated Swan, Duck & Goose food is the better all round.
Feeding ducks, swans and geese at local ponds, parks & rivers can be an enchanting experience for all ages. This pastime is undertaken by thousands of adults and children every week. Always check that there are no notices up that prohibit the feeding of the Wildfowl.
Feeding the Wildfowl can be very beneficial for the birds particularly at certain times of the year when food can be scarce or feeding is difficult.
This swan loves the Mr Johnsons Swan, Duck & Goose food so much he cant wait any longer.
Always check that there are no restrictions on feeding the wildfowl before you start, as some councils don’t allow or encourage feeding.
- Duck” is the common name for waterfowl of the family “Anatidae”, which also includes geese and swans.
- Estimated around 162 species of ducks, geese and swans are found throughout the world.
- Waterfowls feathers are waterproof which stops them from drowning.
- Ducks, swans and geese use their webbed feet to paddle in the water and walk more easily on land.
- Baby swans are called Cygnets, baby ducks are called ducklings and baby geese are called goslings.
- Swans are amongst the largest flying waterfowl in the world with long necks and a wingspan of over six foot.
- Geese – females are called a Goose, the male a Gander and the babies Goslings.
- A day old gosling is capable of diving and swimming as much as 30 to 40 feet underwater.