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#95819 December 8th, 2006 at 09:32 PM
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Wow! My roommate was driving his brother to work very early this morning. We were having a surprise snowstorm and they came upon a great blue heron in the road. It flew up in the air as they approached and flew right into a tree, then fell to the ground. They stopped and rescued the bird and called around (before 5 am! kissies

#95820 December 8th, 2006 at 09:47 PM
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Thanks for rescuing her guys!!!! clp
Did someone come and pick her up??
{{ I think she's a she??}}

#95821 December 8th, 2006 at 09:51 PM
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PS she should have gone south fo winter.

#95822 December 9th, 2006 at 02:29 AM
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oh, the poor thing...freezing her feathers off - yes, she should have been on her way south...the extended warm weather probably has her off her schedule.

i'm so glad they were passing by and kindly took her inside where it was warm!!!

i hate to see any animal suffering (especially such a beautiful bird!) and i did the same when i saw a cardinal that was obviously suffering from the cold (it was about 10 years ago and we'd been having very cold weather and had just gotten over 36 inches of snow on top of the 12 or so that was already on the ground).

i brought her in and let her warm up while i made phone calls...started to give her some water from an eye dropper while i waited for the person i'd finally been referred to to call me back. i've got pics somewhere - they aren't digital though and i don't have a scanner. it was a beautiful male cardinal - we knew she was feeling better when she bit my cousin's finger!!

#95823 December 10th, 2006 at 01:04 AM
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I'M BAAAACK!!! Yours is the first post I've seen. Good work a rehaBILITATOR SHOULD BE ABLE TO HELP HER. They eat live fish, ya' know. In Tennessee we have MORE Great Blue4s in Winter than we do in Summer. The south east is where the NORTHERN Great blues come in Winter.

Better lie down soon. I JUST got in from the hospital with TWO pos bag drains, an abdominal binder on, 5 ponds lighter and about 3 inches thinner, AND A BOTTLE OF 60 PERCOCETS !!! grinnnn grinnnn grinnnn

#95824 December 10th, 2006 at 05:28 AM
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Hey there Thorny!!!! Welcome back! wavey

Yes, the great blue usually does migrate a little south, but a few can also stay here for the winter. It is not totally unheard of. They will feed at salt marshes and tidal pools that don't freeze over.

We haven't heard anything about this one , but my roommate said that he has asked the rescue people to give him an update, so hopefully we will hear something.

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it's sad that i am just getting to this post. it's been a rough month (already shk ) but, that is a beautiful bird. we have them here all the time, and in fact, we have a boy scout camp named "camp blue heron" here!

#95826 December 21st, 2006 at 09:25 PM
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Duh
Hows bird?

#95827 January 3rd, 2007 at 11:09 PM
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Are you sure it isn't a little blue heron?


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