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Subject: [Leica] Nathan's PAD 24/05: unwelcome visitors / looking for poultry advice
From: Jim at (Jim Hemenway)
Date: Wed May 28 16:12:38 2008
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Just got to these.

1) Mallards
2) I used raise and eat them when I lived in Tennessee thirty
    years ago... yum, yum.
3) Lots of cheap beach balls for the pool... but they won't
    hang around just for the water, there must be some
    food available to them nearby. Spilled pet food?


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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