The large parking lot at Serena Gundy Park also serves Wilket Creek Park and Sunnybrook Park.
This parking lot is a mecca for those who enjoy feeding birds. Over the years, many feeders have been strung up or nailed up:
These feeders are regularly stocked by interested nature observers and today I saw many of the usual clients:
What I wasn’t expecting were Mallards:
A lady continuously threw cups of crushed corn to the approximately 75 who were present. This must be a regular occurrence.
Good news on the feeding front travels quickly and a Pekin Duck is now front and centre of the action:
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Listen . . . With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
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And fall. – Adelaide Crapsey (1878–1914)