For over 25 years Hessilhead has cared for Scotland's injured and orphaned wildlife, aiming to rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release birds and animals back to the wild

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CARING FOR SCOTLAND'S SICK, INJURED AND ORPHANED WILDLIFE

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July 22nd 2013

Today we had a call from Maxwell Park in Glasgow, reporting 5 ducklings walking along the road with mum.There is nothing too unusual about that, but on this occasion mum was determinedly walking her brood away from the park and the pond. As the family was in danger, we asked if the ducklings could be put into a box, and we arranged to collect them within the hour. The next surprise was that the ducklings were not mallards, as we’d expected, but dark, fluffy tufted ducklings. They have settled in well and are feeding themselves.