Injured Heron At Green Lake
We just received word from a concerned reader saying she spotted what appeared to be an injured heron at Green Lake earlier this afternoon. According to her, one of the wings looked like it had a hole in it.
Heres what she said:
“On Sunday 5/6, I saw a heron by the “turtle log” that appeared to have an injured wing see above photo. I wasn’t able to determine how bad the injury was. There are multiple herons at Green Lake, however, they are territorial and usually hang out in the same places. So, someone will most likely see this bird at the same spot.
If anyone sees this bird, please observe if it is able to fly or if the injury has progressed to a point that it cannot manage as it normally would. If necessary, please call Seattle Animal Shelter at 206-386-7387. They will capture the bird and take it to PAWS Wildlife Shelter for treatment. Please do NOT attempt to capture the bird.”
The “stump” in the photo above is near the area where the bird was seen but along the water’s edge.Thanks to reader Erica for the tip! And we do hope this bird is ok.