Bread is 'junk food' for ducks

Lettuce, kale or fluffy white bread: what do ducks really want to be eating?

Ecologist Phillipa Baron from the Canal and River Trust says that like other hipsters across the country, kale is actually a duck's preferred food.

She told BBC Radio 5 live that although 7 million people in the country feed them bread, it's actually "junk food" for ducks and they need more natural food.

She said the discovery that ducks prefer kale is a "real surprise" but that they also enjoy pea shoots and rocket.

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