duck helped by wildlife carers near Burnham after crash landing
carers near Burnham-On-Sea have been looking after this injured
duck after it crash-landed in a garden.
The distinctly coloured shelduck needed help after being hurt
while landing in Bridgwater.
A spokeswoman from Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre, based
in East Huntspill, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The homeowner
saw the duck was having trouble moving and gave her some water
and kept an eye on her overnight before calling Secret World."
"One of our response drivers brought her in for assessment.
It's very unusual for a shelduck to check in at Secret World."
"This is the first one we've seen here for a couple of years.
They can be found in estuaries and feed on small shellfish,"
"She's quite thin and not flying, so she's now moved over
to stay with our friends at RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife where she
can get more specialist care."