Northern Shoveler - this adorable little dabbling duck came in last week after it was discovered at the Marysville sewage treatment plant. It was unable to walk and obviously injured. It had a serious wound on its bottom, near the vent that was bleeding and full of maggots. It looked like a bite from a predator attack.
It was dehydrated and unable to stand. It is a juvenile, so too soon to tell if it is male or female. The wound is nearly healed and it is standing up now and enjoying bath time. These ducks have a unique spoon-shaped bill, squared tongue, and the comb like projections that act like a filter. Status - died. Sadly, the injures were too severe and it passed away.