Please help this black crown night heron

Heather King

Ottawa, Canada

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I am in a world of pain from going out today, I should have stayed in, but I was so worried about that black crown night heron. He was preening himself today, which is a good sign, and I watched him fly with great difficulty to another tree. It just tears at my heart to know he’s out there all alone suffering. I know because of his injury (?) he could fall prey to other wildlife as well.
I do not want to start a war with my opinion here, but it just really makes me feel sick inside to see no one doing anything about it. I don’t understand how many photographers can come out, crowd the tree, and take photograph after photograph meanwhile the poor thing is injured and scared and trying it’s hardest to jump as it fumbles up more tree branches. Some of the comments I hear, just make me weep inside.
“too bad there are so many branches in the way, I can’t get a clear shot” (this being said knowing it’s injured)
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? How can people actually be worried about getting a ‘good shot’ when clearly this bird needs help. I heard comments as well how ’doesn’t look like he’s going to make it’.
I gauged his anxiety and only took a photo if he didn’t move, if he looked spooked, than I vacated.
You can see by his wings he looks in rough shape. He can’t fly very far, and not fast at all.
Kristy seen him too and it’s very difficult to not worry about him.
I would much rather help this bird, than take it’s photograph.
please pray for this sweet black crown night heron (I don’t care if that sounds silly) because if he’s still there by Friday, we are going to try our hardest to capture him.
We will do it carefully. We have rescued wildlife before.

Taken in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Canon Rebel EOS XS
Lens – EF 55-250mm IS
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