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Baby herons and egrets rescued after tree housing their nests splits in Oakland

Baby herons and egrets rescued after tree housing their nests splits in Oakland
Snowy heron chicks are among those being cared for at the International Bird Rescue's facility in Fairfield, Calif. (International Bird Rescue)

Dozens of 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.

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

Some of the chicks are only days old.

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