Last evening I had a sudden urge to pop over to the Heron colony with my camera.
Whan I arrived I noticed a small hunkered down shape (looked rather like a rabbit) by the side of the road but it looked very odd.
I assembled my camera gear and as I ventured over towards the nests, the wee creature on the ground raised its head and waddled around... Good gosh!!! A baby Heron had fallen out of a nest...
I began calling for help and getting suggestions as I was not sure what to do. Suddenly some very dear folks came by who live nearby and told me they knew someone who had rescued animals/birds before and ran to get them. God bless them ... The baby Heron was picked up and taken to a local vet, then after it is checked over I think will end up in a care shelter. Thanks to everyone involved for your help.
Meanwhile back up in the trees, life was going on as ever and below are some photos I shot last evening .... Thank you for looking and checking my site. Means ever so much to me! TerryV
Above ... One of the remaining 3 Heron chicks peers over the nest edge , perhaps to see what happened to its fallen sibling.
Slide show above showing some scenes from the nest overhead right after the rescue.
March 2018 .. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 100 photography blogs in Canada.
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