Friday, March 23, 2012

Feeding the Ducks

Did you know that Albuquerque has a beach?  It does!  Seriously.  You can stop laughing, now.

Tingley Beach has been a minor attraction in the city for years.  It is a series of ponds built in the 1930's which allow people to fish and sail model boats.  Swimming used to be allowed, but that option was removed in the 1950's.  It is now part of the BioPark and is connected to the city's hiking and bike trails.

The water and the stock of fish have attracted ducks and geese to take up residence around Tingley Beach. The ducks and geese have grown used to being fed by visitors to the park.

I remember one time, Mom suggested we drive along the beach to short-cut our way to Grandma's.  It ended up not being a time short-cut by any means.  There were so many birds that we really couldn't drive forward.  People used to feed the birds from their cars and so the birds would surround your vehicle as you drove up.  It took several long, noisy minutes for the birds to realize we weren't feeding them and decide to move on to the next car behind us.

Feeding Geese in Montana
Lyn has long enjoyed feeding the birds.  She was introduced to the practice by Grandma, if I remember correctly.  A couple times a year, she asks to go someplace, usually Tingly Beach, to feed them.  If you're ever there and you happen to spot her, do say "Hello."  She's always happy to chat.

2 comments:

  1. I remember this day. It was fun, wasn't it?

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  2. It was a good day. I remember it well.

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