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Issue 79 July 2011

In This Issue:

  2011 Photo Contest Winners!
  Most Photogenic Winners!
  Most Comical Winners!
  Most Mallard Winners!
  Heat Stroke
  Donated Duck Houses
  Honorable Mentions!
  Isabel's Favorite Photo!
  President's Pick!
  Majestic Adoptions!
  Majestic Sponsorship
  Recommended Reading!

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Honorable Mentions!

Herbie: Best Tummy!

Girlfriend Duck: Prettiest on water!

Daphni: Best duck on Facebook!

Dr. Drake: Best water aerobics!

Colonel: Best not-cranky Muscovy!

Downi Doll: Best water exit

Junebug: Most artistic

Smidge: Most well-read

Isabel's Favorite!


President's Pick!

Lilly: Pretty in Pink!

Majestic Adoptions!

Wishing Barney & Jessie happiness!

Majestic Sponsorship

If you canít adopt, please consider sponsoring a duck or goose in our care by visiting our sponsorship page.  

Recommended Reading

Lil Brown Duck's First Nest

Product Description

A story of a little brown duck who builds her first nest... Illustrated by Laura Montgomery and benefiting Mt. Holly Duck Sanctuary.

Click here to order.

* For our full recommended reading list, click here. If you order from Amazon by way of our website, Majestic receives a portion of the proceeds!

Contact Us

Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary
17 Barker Road
Lebanon, CT 06249

Our Newsletter

The Majestic Monthly is published 12 times per year. Previous issues are available in our Archives.

Blue Ribbon Photo Contest Winners!

We want to thank ALL of our wonderful contestants and their beautiful ducks and geese. Together you have helped us raise over $400 for our sanctuary!

We also want to thank our panel of judges for devoting their time to make some difficult decisions--with so many fantastic photos, it wasn't easy choosing our winners.

Most Photogenic

1st Prize Winner!
Featuring: Angel
Photo Submitted by: Lori Signs

2nd Prize Winner!
Featuring: Fergie & Jr.
Photo Submitted by: Claire Jaynes

3rd Prize Winner!
Featuring: Benji
Photo Submitted by: Lydia Yasuda

Most Comical

1st Prize Winner!
Featuring: Benji
Photo Submitted by: Lydia Yasuda
Caption: "I'm so happy I could just poop!"

2nd Prize Winner!
Featuring: Charles Dickens & Emma
Photo Submitted by: Mary Winder
Caption: "OK guys, time to play hide and seek!
Emma and I will count to ten and everyone else go hide."

3rd Prize Winner!
Featuring: Guapo (duck) and Macho (dog)
Photo Submitted by: Lori Signs
Caption: "Last one in is a rotten egg!"

Most Mallard

1st Prize Winner!
Featuring: Wings
Photo Submitted by: Laura Montgomery

2nd Prize Winner!
Featuring: Smidge
Photo Submitted by: William Pasko
Caption: "I'm getting a tummy rob... and you're NOT!"

3rd Prize Winner!
Featuring: Windy
Photo Submitted by: Lori Signs

Heat Stroke

Summer is upon us! Remember to provide your ducks and geese with access to plenty of shade--room enough for everyone as well as open access to cold water for drinking and bathing. Kiddy pools get hot quickly in summer and need to be changed out frequently to help your feathered friends beat the heat.

Waterfowl canít perspire, so panting is a means for them to cool off. Insulating feathers are designed to help them stay cool in summer and keep warm in winter, but sometimes the heat is just too much.

Excessive panting can be a sign of the onset of heat stroke. If your bird overheats bring them into a cool barn, basement or air conditioned room and apply ice packs beneath their wings for 60 seconds and then remove them again. Continue to place them on-and-off as needed every few minutes without leaving them in place for too long to avoid the of risk frostbite.

Donated Duck Houses

The last of our twelve donated duck houses have been assembled. A few of them still need custom made ramps installed, but the ducks are already enjoying them!

Photos of our new duck houses and their custom engraved name plates will appear in our August newsletter. Thank you!

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