When are the prime bird chasing years? I think they start around 1.5yrs, when you are old enough to run without falling into the goose poop every minute. But maybe you are only a beginning bird chaser until 2yrs? I think Rebecca is beginning her prime bird chasing years in anycase. I'm conflicted that Santa Clara passed an ordinance this winter that prohibited feeding the birds. On the one hand, the quantities of big wet goose and duck poop on the sidewalk and in the grass were crazy and gross. I couldn't really bring Rebecca here untill she was a really steady walker, and even then I didn't want to because when she inevitably wanted me to pick her up I didn't want what was all over her feet on my pants. On the other hand, feeding the ducks is lots of fun. Silly amounts of fun for Rebecca. Things that move by themselves are so cool.