Release of the Mallards

Two ducklings came into our care a month ago, orphaned after their mother and siblings were struck dead by a car. We raised the ducklings here at VINS, taking special care not to imprint the young waterfowl. 
The two birds were ready for release last week, and VINS intern Lauren DiBicarri sent these guys back into the wild on the Ottauquechee River.

These ducks are just a couple of the nearly 500 birds VINS treats each year. 

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