Recently I was at a local park/lake which is frequented by and home to a variety of waterfowl. This is what happens when you feed the animals. They discontinue their migratory flight. They become dependent on human handouts. They nest and hatch a brood. The brood is now imprinted that this place is home and the cycle never ends. The new hatchlings never realize that they are supposed to winter in the north and migrate to the south. They just believe that this place is their permanent home and will continue to raise generations of ducks that have no clue what they are supposed to be doing. Still, when you see one up close, you just say Aww, and look for a snack to share.