i only like to feed the small birds in my backyard. we’ve got tons of seagulls and terns here (i’m a stone’s toss from the beach) and if you innocently feed one, a scene from hitchcock’s ‘the birds’ ensues!
That looks like fun (until the dive bombing starts, of course). We live between the ocean and a lake, so seagulls, pelicans and assorted other birds scavenging your lunch are a fact of life on family picnics.
Our favourite bird story was at a birthday at a local wildlife reserve. We were all happily sitting at a table eating our barbecue lunch when a kookaburra skimmed across the top of the table, nabbing a sausage from someone’s plate as it went. The kids thought it was hilarious.
Looks like fun. I went on a walk with my four-year-old downtown the other day and she discovered she could attract pigeons with breadcrumbs, goldfish crumbs, every snack in her backpack. Whenever we stepped out of a shop she’d insist on feeding more birds- mommy, I’m full and the birds are still hungry!
Looks like great fun! But watch out for those birds. One went right after my son while he was holding chips on a beach blanket last summer. He says he doesn’t want to go back to the beach where the bird bit him!