Egret rescue efforts underway after Sunday’s storms blew chicks from trees in Portsmouth

About 40 egrets were blown from pine trees when a powerful wind gust traveling 80 miles per hour swept through Portsmouth on Sunday night.

Melissa Manasse has lived in a neighborhood on the Elizabeth River for five years and has become familiar with the egret colony that calls a stand of loblolly pines home.

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