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Bread for duck

22/11/2019
Always have taken brown bread with me to the local pond with my grandchildren to feed the wetland birds
Poster for ducks
I still fond memories as a kid walking with a bag full of stale crust that had been saved up in the bread bin over the week by nan, the Sunday afternoon walk down to the local pond and feeding the ducks, swans, grease and moorhens . Now it’s my turn to save the bread for when my grandchildren visit and off we go to the river bag in hand full of brown bread it’s lovely to see their smiling faces and the friendly Mute Swan walks up to collect his helping from my granddaughter hand. I have been photographing this breeding pair for around 8 years now regularly Just like us, birds need a varied diet to stay healthy," I personally mix my bread with a special mix of food pellets. During 2018 social media campaigns to stop people feeding breads to ducks and swans was at it highest could this have been partly responsible for our population of some breeds of wetland birds underweight and "starving" due to lack of food in British ponds and lakes. Many people stopped feeding birds entirely during the winter of 2018 as a result of social media facts that were wrong, bread is not harmful, my advice only feed small amounts to the birds mixed with sweetcorn, porridge oats and defrosted frozen peas.



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Egyptian vultures just one of the majestic bird our group will be photographing in 2020
Egyptian vultures just one of the majestic bird our group will be photographing in 2020
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Harvest mouse life span is 18 months
Harvest mouse life span is 18 months
Captured on Nikon D7200 Sigma 105 macro harvest mouse a small rodent native to Europe, typically found in fields of cereal crops like wheat, oats, also found living in wetland reed beds, tall ground végétation and hedgerows
Harvest mice can live for up to 18 months but often it is no more than 6 months. Modern farming methods have not been good for the harvest mouse. Harvest Mice enjoy crawling into flowers to eat the pollen, have been known sometimes to fall asleep after a good pollen treat. Harvest mouse are not endangered :Least Concern (Population stable) The Harvest Mouse (Micromys minutus) is the smallest rodent in Britain common in parts of Wales and from Yorkshire southwards however, it is not found on high ground also found across Europe and Asia. Harvest Mice are easy to keep in a healthy condition and make interesting but not touchy-feely pets. They grow accustomed to having people present and active around them and behave as normally as their conditions allow. Naturally spend most of the colder winter months underground you may observe less activity during this time period. #wildlife #nature #animals #wildanimals @carbonblackandwhite #carbonblackandwhite #instagrammers #igers #instalove #instamood #instagood #followme #follow #comment #shoutout #iphoneography #androidography #filter #filters #hipster #contests #photo #instadaily #igaddict #TFLers #photooftheday #pics #insta #picoftheday #harvestmouseSigma 105 macro lens