The last several weekends, we have been stopping by the pond at our fair grounds and feeding the wild ducks (All flock 50# bag). The first time we went, we took a bunch of lettuce and the geese loved it but the ducks looked at us like we were crazy. We engage some people there and mention that we are feeding them food meant for ducks and bread is horrible for them but greens, peas, grains, veggies cut up, etc are good for them. And this huge bag of food is only $17. Most people welcome the information. We know that everyone was brought up with the idea that it is a kindness to feed the ducks bread and the ducks sure won't complain so we are very nice about it - no one intends the ducks harm. We are lucky here because most of the waterfowl at the pond should be there. Wild Mallards, Canadian Geese and Wood Ducks. There are a few abandoned domestics, I have seen a Pekin, a Blue Swedish, a couple each African Geese, Toulouse Geese and Embden Geese, but they are total maybe 20 birds out of a couple thousand I would guess. We go to a corner of the fence away from the pond so that those who are hungry can come over and eat and those who aren't can stay in their pond undisturbed. We pour several small piles so that all the ducks get a chance. We usually get 2-300 takers. So on to the point... Last weekend a pretty Wood Drake posed for me so I thought I would share.