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.
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