For all of you who guessed that the bird we got today was a juvenile great blue heron, yes!When he came in, he was skinny, and too weak to stand. After fluids and a tube feeding of an easy to digest diet made for fish-eating birds, he looked much better. It will still be touch and go with him for a while. However, he is off to a good start!

Posted by Wildwoods on Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great Blue Heron

When this juvenile Great Blue Heron came in he was skinny and too weak to stand. After fluids and a tube feeding of an easy-to-digest diet made for fish-eating birds, he looked much better. It will still be touch and go with him for a while. However, he is off to a good start!

Staff members have to be extremely careful with herons who have sharp beaks, and, as you can see, defend themselves adeptly with them! They use their dagger-like bills to stab fish when they’re hunting. For more information on Great Blue Herons, visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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