CWC Releases
Legs, the Great Blue Heron
Nov. 11, 2018

On the previous Tuesday of this week, I photographed the release of an immature great blue heron (nicknamed Legs) by Robyn Graboski, the director of Centre Wildlife Care (CWC), the animal rehabbing facility of central Pennsylvania.

Legs had been brought to CWC and was extremely weak from lead poisoning. After a few months of treatment he was good to go.

Immature great blue heron: Legs in the crate

In the carrier, above, Legs looked somewhat ill at ease (one of the problems those with long legs suffer everywhere).

After we had arrived at Bald Eagle State Park, at a place particularly suitable for great blue herons, Robyn opened the carrier, and Legs ran out somewhat wildly.

Immature great blue heron: Legs running

The moment Legs began wading in the stream, he calmed down and began taking everything in stride (literally).
Immature great blue heron: Legs wading

Legs, the immature great blue heron, gave us a few tremendous wing flaps to show that all was okay.
Immature great blue heron: Legs flap

We left Legs who went on the prowl, looking for a bite to eat.

At the Facebook Centre Wildlife Care site (which is a public and open to everyone), I have a 17-photo album of the Legs release, the beautiful great blue heron.

Photo note: I used a Pentax K3-II, with the Sigma 10-20mm lens, for the first two photos and a Pentax K3, with the SMC-DA* 60-250mm lens, for the second two photos, taken on 6 November 2018.

Note: In early 2014, I photographed for CWC the releases of a red-necked grebe and a ruddy duck back into the wild.

Look Out!   |   Contact