Blue Ribbon Photo Contest!
Majestic has held an annual photo contest and has always
won 1st Place in every category. This year we thought,
"Let's open it up to ducks and geese who aren't members of our
This year we are
running a Blue Ribbon photo contest for your feathered
friends, so start snapping pictures of your ducks and geese!
This will be a fundraising event, so we will be asking for a $5.00
donation with each photo submitted.
There will be two
categories and two First Prizes, one for Most Comical
& one for Most Photogenic. In addition to being
awarded Blue Ribbons, winning photos will also be featured
in our Majestic newsletter and on our website.
Blue Ribbon Photo Rules Page for further details. Have fun and start snapping!
you to Teresa and Michele who helped us out when locals
brought a tiny screech owl to our facility this month. The
little owl was found on the ground near tree limbs following
a severe rain storm. Michele at Livingston Ripley Waterfowl
Sanctuary referred us to Teresa at
Canton Raptor Care.
Teresa took the little owl into her care giving him the best
chance possible for survival.
CRC is a 501 c(3)
non-profit organization that admits sick and orphaned birds
of prey and reconditions them so they can be returned to the
Donations can be sent
to: Canton Raptor Care, Attn: Teresa Kramer, 61 Bunker
Hill Rd, Canton CT 06019.
Thank You Note!
We would like to extend
a very special thank you to everyone who made a holiday
donation this year: Melissa, Irene & William, Lew & Sally,
Mira, Beth, Linda, Jaslyn, Gini, Mary, Glynis &
Eric, the Garey family, the Towne family, Kathy & David, Shyoko & Aryeh,
Joyce, Laurie, Alice & Damiana, Caroline, Rob, Julie, Matt &
Shannon, Konrad, Gwen, Dolly & Crocodile Stanley, and Lemon &
We have a wonderful
group of ducks and geese at our sanctuary with more scheduled to
come in soon. It is thanks to you and all of our supporters
that we are able to provide everything these animals could
Thank you also to our
wonderful adopting families who mean the world to us!
We would like to send
an enormous and heartfelt thank you to the Garey family in
Tennessee. Together they have worked diligently with other
local volunteers to rescue abandoned ducks and geese
from a local pond.
organize the rescue by contacting the town's park department
and the neighboring property owner to ensure the safe
removal of these abandoned domestic ducks and geese, but it
was the Garey's who did the hard part.
We are often approached
to assist in rescues and we are always thoroughly impressed
with individuals willing to participate in the emotionally
taxing rescues. As many of our volunteers have learned this
year, helping is not easy; if it were, more people would do
it. But for those few of you who are willing to go out there
and help these animals the reward is unimaginable.
Thank you Garey family
and friends for all of your time and devotion. And thank you
also for your gracious offer to help with our new Webbed-Cam
& Dezzie at the Garey's
We would also like to send a special
thanks to our volunteers Glynis and Eric Huffman in Kentucky
for their recent assistance with a two goose rescue in their
area, and we would like to thank our dear friend Caroline for all of
her recent support and encouragement. I can't remember how
we first met, but I'm so glad we did. Your devotion is
Miri is one of our
retired Majestic ducks who has been with us for nearly two
years. As some of you may remember, she
lost her best friend Glory in August. It wasn't easy for
this girl to adapt after she lost her companion of ten years
and we spent hours upon hours, and weeks upon weeks, doting
relieved when our newcomer Benny mended Miri's heart. The
moment she saw him limping along, she went right to his
side. His struggles to walk instantly reminded her of her
dear lost friend and together they instantly found
friendship and became constant companions.
Sadly, we recently
discovered a tumor
on Miri, and it is cancerous and reaches deep within her. She
likely does not have much time left at our sanctuary,
perhaps only a week or two. We have been working very closely
with our vet to keep Miri comfortable and happy, but know
what we are up against. We will be waiting for that look in
her eye that lets us know when she is ready for our help to ease her over to
the other side where Glory will be waiting for her.
We would like to thank
all of dear friends who have inquired about Miri during these last
few weeks and offered their support and sympathies.
Miri & Benny
Meep Finds His Way
This is the story of a blind, little duckling
who finds his way out of
loneliness and peril when he arrives in a wonderful new home.
Proceeds to benefit
Holly Duck Sanctuary.
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portion of the proceeds!