The RSPB North East Hants Local Group offers a warm welcome to all in the Surrey/Hampshire border area who are interested in birds and nature at home and abroad. We offer plenty of opportunities to find out more at our indoor and outdoor meetings. We hold meetings in Church Crookham and Fleet ( venue details are on the indoor meetings page).
Please browse our website for more information or contact us for more details.
Feeding the Ducks? Read on…
There can’t be many of us that haven’t got fond childhood memories of throwing bread scraps into a local pond to feed flocking ducks and swans. For some, this may have even been a first close encounter with birds and the start of a life-long interest in nature. Sadly though, we probably did not realise that this was not being as kind to the birds as we thought.
Bread scraps are not very nutritious and left overs rot which leads to water pollution harming other aquatic wildlife. The problem is when we feed the ducks with bread we don’t know how many other people have had the same idea so it is easy to get an accumulation of rotting bread.
You can best help the ducks and swans by feeding them with specially formulated duck food which is better for the birds and better for the pond.
If you’re at Fleet Pond on August 12th or 19th, look out for the folks from RSPB North East Hants Local Group and Fleet Pond Society at Boat House Corner between 10am and 3pm. They will have safe duck food for sale so you will be helping the ducks and keeping the pond clean too. Win win!
By the way the ducks really go quackers for it!
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