Bread is fine: what to feed local waterfowl this winter


Residents are encouraged to feed local waterfowl this winter.

“Good food to use includes peas, sweetcorn and lettuce. Bread is also fine – it will not cause diseases or swell in their stomachs. But never use mouldy bread and never feed meat, fish or dairy. Please feed birds in the water, not on the land. Water aids digestion, and on land they are vulnerable to dogs when engrossed in eating. It’s also a good idea to only throw more food in once they have finished what they are eating,” said Swan Sanctuary volunteer Louisa Green.