I rarely post here and apologize for this one: A solitary Common Merganser
has taken up residence in the small run-off pond behind our condo where
apparently there is enough food to sustain it. It's been here for almost a
month now. Perhaps it can't fly but that doesn't explain how it got there
in the first place. The pond will soon ice over with the bird in it. Every
time I walk around there, I hope not to see it but then it pops out of the
cattail reeds and swims around.
I'm hoping it will take off soon but something doesn't seem right. Are
there licensed rehabbers who might be able to help?