Out of the Blue

I recently mentioned the relationship I've developed with the local duck population. I find this very rewarding, but I also realize I was becoming too responsive to their inquiries. By treating them to oatmeal whenever I noticed them outside my door, I ended up encouraging them to come by more and more frequently (Pavlov's ducks). That's fine since I like them so much, and don't even mind having to clean up the feathers left behind. But it was becoming apparent they were beginning to just make a home here, and were not adventuring around the pond as much as normal. I also grew concerned that the neighbors might not appreciate the clamor so much, so I've significantly scaled back on how often I visit with them. As I've said, these are very peopley ducks, but spoiling them was probably going to lead to a bad outcome (they would come by and tap on the door to get my attention!). By treating them far more intermittently, things are quickly returning to a more normal state, which is for the best.

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Get the ducks some cracked corn. I worked close to a lake back in the day and I would go over on my lunch break and feed them. They seemed to love it.
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