Shock as orphaned ducklings wander into house

The three ducks. Picture: comp
The three ducks. Picture: comp
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Eight orphaned ducklings who wandered into a conservatory in South Queensferry are recovering in the Scottish SPCA’s care.

A resident of Standing Stane Road in Dalmeny contacted Scotland’s animal welfare charity after the birds walked in through a door which had been left open on 14 April.

The three ducks. Picture: comp

The three ducks. Picture: comp

The ducklings are now recovering at the Scottish SPCA’s National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross, Clackmannanshire.

Centre manager Colin Seddon said: “The woman who found them had left her conservatory door open and, to her surprise, the ducklings just wandered in.

“She was able to contain them inside her conservatory until one of our animal rescue officers arrived to collect them.

“They were only a few days old when they were discovered and too young to be without their mother.

“We think it’s possible she flew off after becoming spooked as there was no sign of her.

“All the ducklings are doing really well and we’ll continue care for them until their waterproof feathers have come through and they’re able to fend for themselves.

“We’re hopeful we’ll soon be able to release them back into the wild where they belong.”

Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed animal should call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.