Tree-trimming business owner will pay for injured birds

A tree-trimming operation in Oakland that left some protected birds badly injured and others dead is being investigated.

The owner of a tree-trimming business blamed for killing and injuring some federally protected birds is paying for the care of five rescued chicks. The tree-trimming business has apologized for what happened outside an Oakland Post Office.

The trimmers were hired to clean up the trees, but ended up putting the branches holding birds' nests through a wood chipper.

The Black-Crowned Night heron chicks that survived are being cared for by International Bird Rescue in Fairfield.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now investigating.

To watch the herons on the International Bird Rescue's BirdCam, click here.
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