You might have read my article about artificial feeding of waterfowl in the January Villager titled Geese, Squirrels and Rats – Oh My!!
I was asked to write this article because of the problems that overfeeding of waterfowl can cause not just to our beautiful greens, but to the animals themselves, including a deformity called “angel wing” that may be the reason a now resident goose, you might have seen around one of the ponds, has one wing that hangs down
CHOA has a policy that I was unaware of in regard to Waterfowl feeding on page 87 of the Information Directory
I have included the policy below in case you were unaware too.
Policy regarding feeding of wildlife in CHOA Neighborhoods
Feeding of wild animals, for example, geese, ducks, squirrels, and deer in all areas outside your home, including your courtyard, is prohibited.
• Birds may only be fed inside a homeowner’s courtyard with a feeder hung above the ground.
• Homeowners should only use cracked birdseed or a seed mixture called No Waste®
• Homeowners may feed hummingbirds inside their courtyard and in common areas outside of the courtyard with a liquid feeder hung above the ground.
• Offenders of the above policy will be given one oral warning. Subsequent offenses will be enforced in accordance with CHOA’s Enforcement Resolution 2013-002.
• A fine of $25.00 could be issued.
I found No Waste® at Fred Meyer, and on sale
I hope this has been beneficial information. I plan on highlighting other sections of the Information Directory in the near future. If you are like me, I have never read the entire directory and so we can all learn together.