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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Monday, January 06 2014 @ 05:34 PM EST  
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By: beans (offline) on Sunday, May 11 2014 @ 10:36 PM EDT  
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About a week ago, USPS in Oakland called Campos Tree Services to trim the trees with Black-crowned Night Heron rookeries because the birds were defecating on the cars. Neighbors ran out and begged them to stop, as babies fell from the trees and some were put into the wood chipper. They kept trimming. The Oakland Police arrived and stopped the trimming. A USPS spokesman denied that any birds were killed by the tree trimming.

Earlier this week, I learned that four had already been transferred to International Bird Rescue Research Center. More came later from Lindsay Wildlife Hospital. Apparently the young birds were wandering all around.

I went to the site around 12:30 today. I saw two young Herons hiding on plastic in the bushes. One seemed healthy but the other was severely dehydrated with a possible broken wing. I had towels and large grocery bags in the car, so I was able to pick up the injured one and bring him to the hospital.

I didnít get many pictures because I stopped when I discovered the injured youngster.


*Two trees next to USPS with the Heron rookeries. This is a huge parking lot with plenty of room for many cars. Why park under the trees?


*Two little Herons hiding in the weeds. The one on the right is severely dehydrated with possible broken wing


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By: beans (offline) on Sunday, May 11 2014 @ 10:39 PM EDT  
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*Close-up of the injured Heron, which I drove to IBRRC Iím pleased to say he was still alive when I arrived. He has a compound humerus fx


*Dead Heron in a trash box Ė I didnít count how many were there


Adult may be wondering what happened to her babies


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By: Marg (offline) on Monday, May 12 2014 @ 09:29 AM EDT  
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Beans, I feel so sad about this! Thank you for everything you do to help wildlife. Red Heart Big hugs Big hugs
Thank You also to the International Bird Rescue Research Center and Lindsay Wildlife Hospital.

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By: Woodlands Bleu (offline) on Monday, May 12 2014 @ 10:47 AM EDT  
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This heron story is just not right. They should have stopped as soon as they saw they were nesting.

Beans, thank you! You are wonderful for our wildlife. The Great Blue Heron is what my Bleu is named after so they are in my heart big time. Thank you to the wildlife center and hospital also.
I hope as many as can be saved are.

Near us when they had this issue they waited until not nesting season and deterred them from nesting in that spot with noise (not loud). They nested elsewhere, none hurt. Now I see why.
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Monday, May 12 2014 @ 10:55 AM EDT  
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This is heart breakingCry................ Thank you Beans ... Big hugs I find this all so hard to understand.... it should NEVER have happened


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By: sassyk (offline) on Monday, May 12 2014 @ 12:03 PM EDT  
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beans thanks for alerting us to this disastrous act of cruelty Cry I also love herons and am always devastated when I see a dead one under the trees at the rookery in one of our local parks. How could these despicable people live with themselves after deliberately killing so many of these beautiful birds. Obviously they have no conscience Mad We need more caring people like you to protect our wildlife Big hugs


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By: deewerms (offline) on Monday, May 12 2014 @ 06:27 PM EDT  
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so terribly sad to think that so called human beings can be so cruel and cold and unfeeling, ty beans for doing what you could to save at least one from suffering. and ty for posting this


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