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Haibun 2017 - Images Me Feeding The Ducks Winter 2010-11

Haibun 2017 - Me Feeding The Ducks Winter 2010/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Feeding the hungry, ducks, geese, swans, moorhen, coot, and gulls. The image depicts me in the winter of 2010. I hasten to add that to this day I’m still feeding them, and other wild birds. All so, and sadly, much to other peoples disgust, the squirrels, and rats too. And although I have not observed them, wood mice, and probably voles too are visiting the feeding areas, picking up scraps. Of the gulls observed whilst feeding the ducks are, black headed, herring, lesser black-backed, and the not so common, common gull, I must add not ever all on the same day, black-headed are present every day often in huge numbers. Health and none rainy days permitting I shall continue feeding and supporting the local wildlife, and I hope everybody that is able to, does too.
~~~ cruel winter majestic in it’s beauty feigning innocence

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Date: 7/11/2018 11:22:00 AM
Love the pic and your poem. It's nice to see your love and appreciation of nature.
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Mick Talbot
Date: 7/11/2018 7:18:00 PM
Many thanks Tania, Mick
Date: 7/11/2018 8:52:00 AM
I love it, and before I could ask, you're listing species, awesome ;) hope that's not bread though... xomo!
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Mick Talbot
Date: 7/11/2018 7:18:00 PM
Thanks, Maureen, Yeah wheat for the wildfowl, wild birdseed and monkey nuts for the birds and small mammals. I do take a slice of bread or two when with the grandchildren, they cant eat the grain lol, Mick
Date: 7/11/2018 5:51:00 AM
Mick, the Haiku at the end of your duck story propels this write into something special! PS.. thanks for adding the pic!
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Mick Talbot
Date: 7/11/2018 7:24:00 AM
Thank you L.M.! That winter, -21° brrr very cold. Re the pic, really is me 7 years ago, don't think I could tolerate that now, a slight draught, even now, and I'm wrapping up. Mick
Date: 7/10/2018 6:01:00 PM
Wow, that is a lot of ducks! What a cool picture and cool write, so good of you to feed the wildlife :)
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Mick Talbot
Date: 7/11/2018 7:13:00 AM
Hi Casarah, There was a lot more than seen in the picture! Many thanks on all counts, Mick