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Old 07-15-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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Just looking for a park or something where i can go feed some ducks bread.

I didn't have any luck finding anything online so figured I'd post it up and see if anyone knows of a good place.

thanks
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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Geez, any pond or lake in the TB usually has some kind of ducks roaming around...

Nothing at Chestnut Park off Eastlake???
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:22 PM
 
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not sure, haven't gone driving to all the parks, was trying to find out where to go so I'm not going from park to park looking lol
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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How about seagulls? We've got plenty of them - they'd love a little bread!
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: I will be escaping Suck City and landing in Tampa in December
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You should use seeds instead of bread. Ducks love cracked corn but it doesn't float.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Geez, any pond or lake in the TB usually has some kind of ducks roaming around...

Nothing at Chestnut Park off Eastlake???
Yep. Just about any park should do. Crest Lake Park almost always has ducks there.
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: I will be escaping Suck City and landing in Tampa in December
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What about Ibis and other water birds? Where's a great place in Tampa to check out some birds?
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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For water birds go to R.E.Olds park in Oldsmar, and Phillipe Park in Safety Harbor. They will love the bread.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Dunedin FL
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By now it's well known that this behaviour is damaging to the ducks, and also to the welfare of ponds and lakes. Bread is bad for ducks as, apparently, they have trouble digesting it. As a result of all that rotting bread, and of the loads of droppings produced by an unnaturally high concentration of ducks, water quality degrades so much that the pond dies. The most popular 'duck ponds' are all entirely devoid of macroscopic life: no plants except for algae, and certainly no animals. Rats must think all of this is great, as whole families can usually be found living adjacent to these ponds. They become tame and unafraid of people and live on nothing but bread.
I know that the people who 'feed the ducks' think that they're being kind. It's also, for many people, one of the few (perhaps the only) interactions they have with wild animals. But you don't have to have a phd in zoology to see that it's a crap idea, and that it's really, really, really time to stop.
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