This young mallard duckling has been with us for a week now and doing well. The duckling was found on its own, with no parents around or any other ducklings.
It can be quite difficult to rear single ducklings as they can become quite stressed and withdrawn on their own, constantly crying for their parents, fortunately this chap has done well and is now out of danger.
Initially we had to tube feed him, and put him with a feather duster for comfort in a warm incubator. It’s over a week now, and he’s eating himself and bathing in his water bowl.