It was with great delight we released the juvenile great blue heron who came into our care a few weeks ago.
The bird was initially brought into our care when he was found on a road thin, weak and unable to stand. Read his story here. The young bird made a stellar recovery here at VINS, gaining weight on live fish, regaining his strength and putting those long gams of his to good use standing tall. We released him a few days ago, and he took a perfect flight away from us. See our photos below of the heron's first flaps back into the wild. Click on images for a larger view.