Monday, 21 August 2017

Another Casualty

The injured duck I spotted on Saturday is now in care with the Trust. I managed to catch her this morning which was not too difficult because she is moulting and unable to fly. 

Her bill has been badly damaged and part of it was removed at the vets this morning.

She will return to the vet on Wednesday to assess whether some of the lower Mandible needs removed as well.

Meanwhile I will give her antibiotics and painkiller  twice a day, as well as anti bacterial cream on her flesh wound. I really hope I can save this bird as we have lost at least 4 female ducks in the past week ! August is the worst month, as many of the females are moulting and easy prey for predators.

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