Sunday, 27 November 2016

Rectory Duckling Prognosis

After a full course of antibiotics I had hoped that the rectory duckling would have been cured of the balancing problem it has.

Unfortunately it is still unstable on it's feet and I am unable to release it to the river, it would not survive in it's present condition. It appears to be a neurological problem, this is really sad because it's a lovely little thing and a female as well. I can only hope that it will either improve as it gets older, or learn to compensate for the instability it has. I have given it my best shot and it enjoys being given a little close gentle attention.

It particularly likes being scratched under it's neck...the one place it cant reach itself ! Short movie clip below.

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