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Offering sanctuary

‘Bird lady’ rescues, rehabilitates birds

March 20, 2009
By JEAN A. CORLISS Tribune Chronicle correspondent

She rubs her hand gently across a barred owl's head and the bird seems to understand that there is a special relationship between them. It's an understanding that Heather Merritt, affectionately known as the "bird lady," seems to have with the birds she cares for at her Birds in Flight Sanctuary in Howland.

 
 
 

 

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