People are always thrilled when a live bird alights in their hand to retrieve a seed. In winter, I carry seed with me just in case.
I visited Lynde Shores in Whitby today and saw this sign:
A previous sign recommended not feeding ducks or geese and suggested feeding only songbirds. Now Canada Wildlife has gone one step further.
Here is an article from the Saskatchewan StarPhoenix:
A Black Swallowtail landed in sow-thistle and put on a show:
Found mainly in Central or South America. Wow!
In the dewy fields the cattle lie
Chewing the cud ‘neath a fading sky;
Dobbin at manger pulls his hay:
Gone is another summer’s day. – Walter de la Mare (1873 –1956)