[CT Birds] Help, 9 Ducklings in my bathtub....
voros at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jun 10 18:35:35 EDT 2012
Have you tried Earthplace in Westport? They take ducklings.
Also, they don't need to swim all the time. They need dry land also.
On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 2:07 PM EDT Sheril Frano wrote:
>Dear Bird List,
>Can anyone help us. A neighbor just brought us 9 ducklings that fell out of
>a tree in front of our house (suburban Hamden). A cat raided a squirrel nest
>apparently and caused havoc. Mum is nowhere to be found. There is nowhere
>safe to leave them to be reunited - if she is around- due to the road and
>cats that live here. The only waterway is a few streets away behind the CVS
>and BB&Beyond that we know of, and a small pond another few blocks away.
>They aren't old enough to have their water coating from what we can see
>(bearing in mind we're birdwatchers, not duckwatchers)
>Coincidentally, a dead duck (small, but seemed mature) was retrieved from my
>neighbors chimney last weekend, a pair of ducks (only sighting showed brown
>ducks) and approx. 2 mths ago, a larger duck, brown, very speckled, much
>larger than deceased duck was seen in the same tree (giant sugar maple)
>We have called various local nature centers and we have photographed the
>ducklings for scale, but essentially, we're calling, calling, calling and
>nothing tangible is happening. They're too young to survive alone and we
>have no clue what to do apart from Google Duckling retrieval 101, meanwhile,
>they're in our bathtub, yelling for rescue and at least being smart enough
>to huddle together for warmth. I can send a photo if anyone is interested.
>If anyone can help take the ducklings or tell us what do do, we'd be
>grateful. We work all day and can't abandon them!
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