This heron could not wait to get back into the wild! The heron was rehabilitated by the amazing people at PAWS – Progressive Animal Welfare Society. The heron arrived with a dislocated shoulder, fractured wing and rib, and signs of hemorrhaging. After 52 days in care, the bird was fully recovered and flighted, and ready for a return to the wild. And, it did not know how to feed itself until it learned by watching another heron that was also being rehabilitated. Makes the feeling of watching it soar even more meaningful. Opening the crate was HHH volunteer heron monitor Anne J.
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And you’ll note the paparazzi!! The heron release was filmed by Kiro, King 5, KUOW, and Fox 13 News – so keep a lookout for it on your local news stations.
Thank you to all who care about our local wildlife. We are so fortunate to have nature and wildlife in Seattle. Wildlife keeps our ecosystems healthy, trees and plants filter the air and water, and our interactions with nature offer positive effects on our well-being.
If you want to learn about Heron Habitat Helpers and how you can get involved, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org