Kye Bay British Columbia

There a is a helpful and engaged group , Mars Wildlife Rescue, operating from Merville, who have an extensive info sheet on the Great Blue Herons we see in Kye Bay. We quote a brief but important paragraph or two from a much more detailed page on the MARS website

 

 

“The Pacific Great Blue Heron is a familiar sight along Vancouver Island’s coastal areas. Most residents have heard its distinctive, and croaky, “frawnk” call as the heron takes flight after being disturbed. But, did you know that herons will sometimes abandon their nests if they are chased away from their food foraging areas too often?”

 

 


A Siege of Great Blue Herons

 

 

“Most of us have no idea that when we disturb a heron, the impact of that disturbance has implications beyond the moment. If we did, we would leash our dogs and walk someplace else during important feeding periods. Herons have a limited selection of feeding sources but we usually have a number of choices about where to walk.”

 

 

MARS mission is To conserve and protect native wildlife and its natural habitat through education and rehabilitation. They are a charitable organization whose purpose is to: RESCUE, RECOVERY, REHABILITATE, AND RELEASE ill, injured, orphaned or oiled wildlife. We’re sure they appreciate your support! You can find more info about them at http://Marswildliferescue.com