AA Latchmoor Pond

We encourage everyone to enjoy our open spaces – commons and ponds – but please heed this advice from the Canal and Rivers Trust with regard to feeding the ducks:

We’re asking everyone who feeds our ducks to swap their usual white bread for something a little healthier.

  1. Sweetcorn

It turns out that ducks are quite partial to a sweetcorn. Tinned, frozen or fresh! Obviously, remove them from the tin first.

  1. Lettuce

As a nation we’re guilty of throwing away a vast amount of lettuce, especially the bagged variety. Instead of consigning it to the bin, rip it into pieces and treat your local ducks. Rocket, Kale and Iceberg are all great choices.

  1. Frozen peas

There’s no need to cook them but make sure you defrost them first!

  1. Oats

Flapjacks, rolled oats and even instant porridge oats will be a huge hit with ducks.

  1. Seeds

Whether you buy bird seed or seeds from the healthy aisle in the supermarket – the ducks will be very grateful for these nutritious nibbles.

  1. Rice

Wild ducks will appreciate a handful of leftover rice from a takeaway. Just remember to keep the crispy duck all to yourself. You can also use uncooked rice are both fine.