Baby herons, egrets rescued after tree splits in California

  • In this Wednesday, July 10, 2019 photo provided by International Bird Rescue, rescued snowy heron chicks are cared for at the organization’s facility in Fairfield, Calif. Over a dozen baby herons and egrets were rescued after their tree collapsed in Oakland, hurling them from their nests to the pavement. International Bird Rescue says it got a call Wednesday after a ficus tree that was serving as a rookery split in half and partially fell. Rescuers took the birds to the group’s rescue center in Fairfield. Some are only days old. (International Bird Rescue via AP)

  • In this Wednesday, July 10, 2019 photo provided by International Bird Rescue, rescued snowy heron chicks are cared for at the organization’s facility in Fairfield, Calif. Over a dozen baby herons and egrets were rescued after their tree collapsed in Oakland, hurling them from their nests to the pavement. International Bird Rescue says it got a call Wednesday after a ficus tree that was serving as a rookery split in half and partially fell. Rescuers took the birds to the group’s rescue center in Fairfield. Some are only days old. (International Bird Rescue via AP)

OAKLAND, Calif. — Sixteen baby herons and egrets have been rescued after their tree collapsed in Oakland, hurling them from their nests to the pavement.

International Bird Rescue says it got a call Wednesday after a ficus tree that was serving as a rookery split in half and partially fell.

Rescuers took the snowy egrets and black-crowned night herons to the group’s rescue center in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Fairfield.

Some of the chicks are only days old.

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