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Issue 65 May 2010

In This Issue:

  Blue Ribbon Photo Contest!
  The Golly Project
  Warm Weather Fun!
  Pet Life Radio
  Mini-Medi Kits
  Majestic Farewells...
  Other Farewells...
  The Month in Photos
  Majestic Sponsorship
  Recommended Reading

To Make a Donation, please click here:  Donation

Have You Seen Our Video Clips at Myspace?


Sanctuary videos change throughout the month, so keep checking back to see the latest!

Pet Life Radio, What Were You Thinking?

Bob Tarte, Author of Enslaved by Ducks and Fowl Weather hosts a weekly podcast on Pet Life Radio called What Were You Thinking?

Bob and Kim have been chatting on the email since 2004 and they finally get together for a live chat about ducks.


Mini Medi Kits!

Each kit comes in a 3" x 2.5" x 2" colored container.

Each Mini-Medi Kit includes:

1 packaged 1 ml dropper
1 pkg sterile eye flush, .02 fl oz
1 roll sterile dressing, 2" x 75"
1 flex band-aid, 2"
(to secure dressing)
1 non-stick sterile bandage, 1.5" x 2"
1 pkg sterile saline solution wipe 
1 pkg Bacitracin, .03 oz
1 pkg of Neosporin, 1/32 oz.

1 mini nail file
1 teaspoon cornstarch (blood coagulant) in mini-zip bag

Each Mini-Medi Kit is valued at $8.00 + Envelope + Shipping. We are asking for a $15.00 donation for each Mini-Medi Kit.

To get your Mini-Medi Kit,
Click to Donate and then type:
Mini-Medi Kit in the comments.

Majestic Farewells...

Leah-Evita "Vida," you brought life to our sanctuary and that light will be so dearly missed... Let Jezebel guide you, my darling, and may you fly along beside her forever more...

Other Farewells...

Godspeed lovely Opal... You are loved and missed...

The Month in Photos!

Did Diddy do it? I think he did it!

Duran "Rio"

Jessie makes a BIG SPLASH!

Majestic Sponsorship

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

Recommended Reading

The Snow Goose

The Snow Goose

Product Description

The story of a girl who brings an injured goose to a challenged man who tends an old lighthouse. Beautifully written, it is a moving story with an unforgettable ending.

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.

Majestic's Mug-of-the-Month!


A portion of all proceeds go directly to our sanctuary!

This month's Mug-of-the-Month features two of our all-time favorite rescued and adopted geese. While residing at our sanctuary, Tutter and Angelo LOVED playing with their colored cups!

Click Here to order your mug today!

Please do NOT send payments directly to Majestic.

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Annual Duck-Duck-Goose Blue Ribbon Contest!

It's time for our 2010 Blue Ribbon Photo Contest! This is a fundraising event with two categories:  Most Photogenic and Most Comical. Two beautiful Blue Ribbons will be awarded!

Winners will be chosen by a board of anonymous Judges who will not have access to contestants identities.

Winning photos will be permanently displayed in our upcoming July 2010 Newsletter and on the Winner's Circle page of our website.

About our Blue Ribbons:

We will mail each of our two lucky winners a gorgeous Metallic Blue and Silver, 4 tier, rosette ribbon with three 30 cm long tails and an imprinted Silver "1st" in the center. Now that's something you and your feathered friend can display proudly!

A framed and personalized Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary Winners Certificate will also accompany each Blue Ribbon awarded.

Blue Ribbon Photo Contest Rules:

1) Photos must be of domestic ducks or geese who you have claimed at least partial responsibility for. This includes abandoned ducks and geese, still in the wild, as long as you are helping to care and provide for them on a regular basis. As much as we love wild waterfowl, this contest is to spotlight domestic waterfowl, so no photo entries that feature Canada geese or Mallard ducks please. Please DO enter a photo of your pet Muscovy duck!

"No Mallards?! That doesn't seem right!"

2) Photos may NOT be digitally modified in any way (except for cropping, which is allowable).

3) You may include a caption with your photo, but it must be sent as an attachment, NOT superimposed on the photo itself.

4) Photos entered must be taken within the last 12 months.

5) Amateur photos only may be submitted. No professional or paid photography (unless, of course, you are a professional photographer).

6) Each photo entry must be accompanied by a $5.00 entry donation. This is a fundraising event, after all!

7) Photos for this year's competition will be accepted from April 1, 2010 - June 15, 2010 12:00 midnight. Both photographs and full entry donations must be received between these two dates in order to be officially entered. Photos rec'd without payment will be disqualified. Entry donations are non-refundable.

8) Contestants may enter as many photos of their ducks or geese as they would like and are encouraged to do so!

9) All Contestants grant Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary full discretion to permanently display any photo submissions on our website or in any related and not-for-profit media (we will not sell your photos).

10) Contestants also understand that they will receive no compensation of monetary value in association with this contest.

Blue Ribbon Photo Contest Directions:

By Email:

1) Email your photo submissions to Majestic. Be sure to include your Full Name, Complete Mailing Address, and Phone Number with Area Code in the body of the email along with the names of any ducks/geese featured in the photo. PLEASE SEND ONLY ONE PHOTO ENTRY PER EMAIL.

2) You can include any photo captions in the body of the email.

3) Specify whether you are entering the photo for "Most Photogenic" or "Most Comical." Any entries that are received without this specification will automatically be entered under the "Most Photogenic" category.

4) Send us your entry donation via Paypal or by mailing us a check to:  Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary, 17 Barker Road, Lebanon CT  06249. Be sure to include adequate information with your entry donation, so we can accurately match it with your photo submission(s).

By Snail Mail:

1) Snail mail your photo submissions to:  Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary, 17 Barker Road, Lebanon CT  06249.

2) Write the photo caption (if any) on the back of the photo along with the names of any ducks/geese featured.

3) Specify whether you are entering the photo for "Most Photogenic" or "Most Comical." Any entries that are received without this specification will automatically be entered under the "Most Photogenic" category.

4) Be sure to include your Full Name, Complete Mailing Address, Phone Number with Area Code and Email Address. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY!

5) Please send a SASE if you would like any of your photos returned to you.

Our 2009 Most Comical Winner "Omalie" admires his Award!


The Golly Project

We are still working on the final plans for The Golly Project. Thank you to everyone who who has emailed us so far wanting to participate!  More information will be coming soon!

Please Email Us to participate in this vital survey. Together we will make a difference in the lives of our feathered friends.


The pet you help save could be your own.

Warm Weather Fun!

Looking for something fun to do with your geese? Bring home a juicy watermelon and then serve it up for their enjoyment.

Duran Duran enjoy the day's fruits... literally!

Watermelon is a refreshing and healthy snack as well as being a ton of enrichment fun! Most geese will completely demolish this tasty vegetable, leaving little or no evidence behind--except perhaps their happy honks!

For even more fun, plant your own waterfowl friendly garden including watermelon, lettuce, tomatoes and other fun & healthy treats!

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