A great blue heron, pictured above, was released recently by the VINS Wildlife Services department. The heron was transported to VINS August 7 when a member of the public saw the bird looking weak. Indeed, after examination, the heron was found to be emaciated and lethargic. Read more about this bird's stay in our rehabilitation department and see a video of her eating. The photos above capture her release from our care back into the wilds of Vermont. In the top two photos, VINS staff member Kristen Rzemien lets go of the heron. Photos by Brian Bowen.