Jun 26, 2014

Help for a great blue

Photo courtesy Doris Sharrock
With nowhere else to turn, we're seeking the public's help, especially birders, to assist us in establishing this great blue heron's behavior - where it likes to land and where it roosts at night. 

This is the only hope we have of capturing this poor animal!

It was observed a couple of days ago at the American Canyon Wetlands, south of Napa, CA. 

Pictured here, the heron with a dragonfly it caught. It was never able to swallow the insect for the fishing line wrapped around its bill.

Please, if you can help, please email us at admin@wildlifeservices.org. Report sightings to 831-429-2323 or 866-WILD-911 X 4.



PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CAPTURE THE BIRD!!!


6 comments:

  1. I hope someone that can help sees this post.

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  2. So very sad. Hope and pray someone sees and can get help for this magnificent bird before it starves to death.

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  3. Any idea as to where this bird is? I don't know the behavior of Great Blue's and if they fly great distances or stake our territories, but where was the picture taken? That would at least help.

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  4. Rebecca, there is a wildlife rescue in Napa that deal mostly with birds. Have you contacted them? They are very close to American Canyon.
    Sharon Ponsford

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    1. Yes. We've been in touch. They do not have the resources to do recon nor do they really have the skills / equipment for this kind of rescue. They did offer up help during a rescue attempt. We will be providing a rescue training in that region this winter.

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  5. I have been to the American Canyon Wetlands two days in a row and have been unable to find this bird, it's been 6 days since I first saw it...I'm fearful that it may be too late. A man named Mark was also out this morning sent my Cheryl from the Napa Wildlife center.

    Thanks for all your help Rebecca.

    Doris Sharrock

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