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Blue Heron Population

By: Mandy Grosser
By: Mandy Grosser

A hail storm that killed more than 100 great blue herons on a Chippewa Flowage Island shouldn't affect the statewide population.

However, workers with the DNR say it demonstrates how susceptible wild birds that live in large colonies can be to severe weather.

The storm hit April 18th, and the deaths were discovered on Little Banana Island later that month by DNR wildlife staff.


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