People in Lichfield are being urged to ensure they feed ducks healthy food.
Lichfield District Council’s park rangers are warning that bread has no nutritional value for the animals.
Instead, visitors to Beacon Park are being asked to use healthy duck food, which has been relaunched with paper bags instead of plastic ones.
Ranger James Myers said: “We all love feeding the ducks, children especially, and we want to make sure that our good intentions do not go to waste, as feeding bread or other processed food to ducks can harm them.
“This is why we sell healthy duck food at Beacon Park. Other benefits include reducing the risk of bread affecting the water quality and of any leftovers attracting rats.
“We are also pleased to be using new packaging that is better for the environment and would encourage anyone who buys a pack, to make sure they recycle the empty paper bag after use.”
The healthy duck food is on sale from Beacon Park’s Ranger Station for 50p.