A fairly busy weekend brought in some unusual patients. On Friday evening a female scaup was found in West Kilbride. She probably arrived recently to spend the winter in Scotland (there is often a wintering flock at Auchenharvie). She was concussed, and looked pretty sad when she came. However, treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat and fluids made a big improvement, and she was released yesterday at Stevenston. A female hen harrier was brought in on Saturday. Unfortunately she has a broken wing, and has just been taken to the specialist vets at Cumbernauld. She is a beautiful bird, so fingers crossed the wing can be fixed. A hedgehog, a pipistrelle bat, pigeons, wood and feral, and a swan were also rescued.