Help! I need to identify this waterfowl!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by skeetar, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. skeetar

    skeetar Out Of The Brooder

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    This bird was brought in to the Humane Society today. It was found in a parking lot hopping around, obviously out of its element.

    It appears to have a janky leg, the right one is always down and it only uses the left one to kick when I pick it up.

    Anyone know what it is? It was found in western kentucky. The vet can see it Tuesday but until then, I need to know what to feed it! Help!

    edit - I should have mentioned for scale: this bird is currently smaller than a softball. Looks like a fall hatch.

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    (I know, my bathtub is dirty. :x )
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Looks like it might be in the loon family.[​IMG]
     
  3. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    it looks like a grebe!!!
     
  4. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm No Expert, But It Looks Like An Adolescent Coot To Me
     
  6. skeetar

    skeetar Out Of The Brooder

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    I should have mentioned for scale: this bird is currently smaller than a softball. Looks like a fall hatch.
     
  7. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    I definitely could be something else, but I like grebes, and thought it looked very grebe-ish [​IMG] Whatever it is, it is CUTE [​IMG]
     
  8. skeetar

    skeetar Out Of The Brooder

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  9. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    So awesome, they are one of my favorite wild birds, not sure why [​IMG]
     

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