Wednesday, April 6, 2011

different swans





Look, more swans....

Contrary to popular opinion, feeding swans (and ducks) bread is a definite no-no. Bread is very bad for these birds, but a healthy corn mixture for feeding enthusiasts can be bought at several locations in town.










Several businesses had decorated swan topiaries which could be voted on for your favourite. This one was in memory of Angela who (along with her eggs) was brutally murdered last year by someone on a drunken bender. Such a senseless killing horrified the city of Stratford.

This one has been tartaned up for the piping in of the swans

12 comments:

ewok1993 said...

I only found out that bread is not good for them. I had been feeding them stale bread for years :(

Lesley said...

The topiaries are a cute idea.
I wonder how the idea of feeding ducks and swans and geese bread started anyway? Why would they want to eat soggy bread?

Francisca said...

Oh oh... I learn something here. We've been feeding bread to birds in our back yard for years... but only the little ones come for it.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I remember learning this at a nature preserve.
Love your festive swans.

Clytie said...

I love the sign, and the cute topiaries. Now who would murder a swan? That's just WRONG.

Genie said...

These topiaries are too cute as is the blackboard. Love the Scottish plaid dressed one. I am another person who did not know it was a NO-NO to feed them stale bread. It is a good thing to know...better late than never.

Joy said...

I like the sound of a swan parade.

Cinner said...

No more feeding bread to ducks for me, I just learned this. thanks for sharing.

TheChieftess said...

I'm not surprised!!! It's not all that good for us anymore either!!! Glad to know that local merchants will supply feed that is, though!!!

Kim, USA said...

These is pretty cool one. I haven't swan here in my area. Thanks for sharing!

Signs-signs

Nora said...

I'll never feed a duck bread again. I will be on the look out for something better.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

One of the few things I know (no bread) -- learned in a birding class I took some years ago. Also (before that) learned by experience when my granddaughter (about 3) and I were feeding ducks and ran out of bread. They did not take kindly to that (probably traumatized her for life ;>))

The topiaries are lovely. And it gives me cold shivers to think that anyone, sober or drunk, could want to harm one of these beautiful creatures.

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