DANGER — Please read the section on fishing birds BEFORE approaching any babies or adults.
Because herons and egrets build their nests so very high up in the trees, returning a baby to its nest is nearly impossible. Nests are guarded almost all the time until the babies are about a month old.
If the baby has feathers and appears otherwise healthy and uninjured, monitor the baby for a few days. If it remains strong and healthy, the parents are caring for it. If it becomes weakened, then call a rehabilitator.
If the baby is very young with down, it probably should be taken directly to a rehabilitator.
Find a rehabilitator.
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