Helping the orphaned ducklings

Every year we assist Bird Rescue in Auckland by taking orphaned ducklings off them assuming we have spare space in our vehicle to bring them back to the far north of New Zealand.
Varying ages. Some only days old, others almost ready for some release. Some domestic ones this trip to which is disappointing to know someone has at some stage release the parents and allowed them to breed in the wild.
Cost to us is time in raising them to an age when they are ready they can fly off. Obviously food as well. But a small cost knowing they will have a much better survival odds in the far north than in the city.
Included in this latest lot one Paradise duckling as well. Always happy to see a Paradise duck able to fly off to increase numbers in the wild

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