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Subject: [Leica] Nathan's PAD 24/05: unwelcome visitors / looking for poultry advice
From: len-1 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Sun May 25 08:19:53 2008
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Hi Nathan,

You have Mallard ducks, the most common throughout the Americas and  
Europe. They visit my pool as well, always in pairs. I had a pair  
visit me yesterday. They are quite edible if prepared properly. If  
you find a way to keep them away please let me know.


On May 25, 2008, at 5:20 AM, Nathan wrote:

> Three PADs for yesterday, mainly because it is a logical sequence.  
> I am also cross-posting to the LUG because there are some extremely  
> knowledgeable people there, and I need some advice.
> There are some ducks(?) or geese(?) that have taken up residence  
> nearby. As a result, we often find this in our pool (this one was  
> yesterday afternoon):
> Looks cute, except that they shit in the pool, which is a major  
> nuisance. So I let the dog out or scare them off myself. They  
> usually go reluctantly, first up onto the garden wall:
> And then finally they f**k off:
> So now I have some questions for the birders here:
> - what is this species?
> - is it edible?
> - is there something we can to scare them off when we are not at  
> home? Is there any particular plant or smell that they hate?
> TIA,
> Nathan
> Nathan Wajsman
> Alicante, Spain
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