Ferril Lake at City ParkToday Amy and I took the kids to Ferril Lake in City Park to feed the ducks. We had two very full bags of sliced baguettes that were starting to go moldy and so off we went. The first thing I noticed was that there were no ducks, only geese and seagulls. The seagulls came in first, quick and fast. They greedily gobbled up a good portion of the stuff before the geese moved in. The Geese were, and always seem to me, q bit scary. They moved in slow, like battleships, all at once. Within moments we were submerged in a cloud of deep rumbling quacks. All in all it was a good time.

I remember in Fort Collins there were signs all over the place threatening to fine people who feed the ducks/geese/birds/etc. I saw no such signs around Ferril lake, or I would have thought twice about doing it. I have mixed feelings about all that though. On one hand you don’t want to increase the bird population that is dependant on human support and it probably messes up migration patterns. On the other hand it’s a lot of fun. I can’t really think that giving some food to some birds is going to tip the ecological balance all that much, especially when it’s been going on for centuries. Anyway, all this is just an excuse to link to my gallery so I can show off the photos I took today. My new camera (Kodak EasyShare Z760) is proving to be a far better tool than our last one (Kodak EasyShare DX6340). Enjoy!

Blizzo Gallery: Feeding the Birds