|Too comfortable? They feel safe ignoring the cameraman.|
Owners of pricier waterfront homes have to pressure-wash their decks regularly. Ducks, geese, and other waterfowl are protected in Foster City and other Bay Area cities, and the birds seem to revel in their protected status.
(Hunting is permitted in areas of the South Bay at certain times of the year.)
For those who are tempted to harvest Bay mallard, a word of caution: "mercury concentrations are high enough to be a cause for concern, especially in the most southern and northern portions of the bay."
Locavoring has its limits.