Feeding the Ducks in Cobham
Cobham is fortunate to have the river Mole pass close to its High Street and the opportunity it provides to see wildlife close up, especially swans and ducks.
Feeding the ducks is an age-old pastime for families but recent research has concluded that feeding bread (especially in large quantities) is detrimental to the health of the wildfowl. The uneaten bread also affects the river because it goes mouldy and affects fish as well.
What do Ducks Really Like?
- special wild duck food pellets
- sweetcorn (canned, defrosted or fresh)
- lettuce torn into small pieces
- peas (defrosted, no need to cook)
- oats (rolled or instant)
Duck Food Now Available in Cobham
If you would like to feed the ducks but don’t have any of their favourite food, Cobham Heritage has partnered with the Princess Alice Hospice Charity to provide individual bags of nutritious duck food. The bags can be purchased at the Princess Alice Hospice Charity shop at 52 High Street (just a short walk, 50 metres away) for a £1 donation per bag.
We want families to enjoy the river and to feed the ducks but we would like to encourage everyone to feed them good nutritious food.