Feeding the Ducks

By Val
@valmnz (13168)
New Zealand
September 10, 2015 4:38am CST
I saw a sight this afternoon that left me smiling. I was in between appointments and sitting in my parked car in a local gardens. The sound of ducks quacking took me surprise as a crowd of them rushed past the car. A man had pulled up alongside me. He got out of his car with a brown paper bag. The ducks obviously knew him and were keen to be hand fed by him, each one receiving an individual offering of bread. This made me think about how long it has been since I last visited a park to feed the ducks. It's such a simple task and gives so much pleasure. Do you remember when you last fed the ducks?
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• United States
10 Sep 15
Another Persona Paper Person! Nice to see you here.
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@valmnz (13168)
• New Zealand
10 Sep 15
after some thinking I say to myself ah, AbbyG . How wonderful to see a face with the name.
• United States
10 Sep 15
@valmnz LOL - all of a sudden a bunch of familiar faces are showing up!
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@valmnz (13168)
• New Zealand
10 Sep 15
@AbbyGreenhill I've found that with previous sites from way back too, the same names pop up everywhere. We do what we do, write and interact online.
@wetnosedogs (1554)
• United States
10 Sep 15
Ducks are fun to watch and they do remember who is who.
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@valmnz (13168)
• New Zealand
10 Sep 15
I was surprised at how trusting they were by taking the bread from his hand. As soon as his car pulled up they rushed up to him.
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
10 Sep 15
I haven't seen any ducks for years, there used to be a family of them on the beach but they waddled away.
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@valmnz (13168)
• New Zealand
10 Sep 15
@thea09 no ducks, that's a sad state to be in. Here ducks live everywhere, wherever there's a pond or somewhere safe to swim.
@SIMPLYD (86381)
• Philippines
10 Sep 15
How nice of the man to be doing that . I have fed some ducks maybe 3 decades ago in a zoo . It's a nice feeling to do it .
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@valmnz (13168)
• New Zealand
10 Sep 15
It's a common thing to do in parks here, but I haven't done it for a long time.
• United States
10 Sep 15
when i could drive, i'd go to a park north 'f here 'n feed the ducks. i could sit fer hours jest observin' 'em go 'bout their day 'n take hundreds 'f pics. its most relaxin' indeed.
@LadyDuck (187669)
• Switzerland
10 Sep 15
I feed the ducks every week when I go shopping for grocery. There is a river near the mall, there are plenty of ducks.