Kitimat Community Humane Society Manager Maryann Oullet receives a nest of swallows which had been stuck inside a dryer vent at the Midtown Apartments. That's apartment resident Luna Zhang who helped pull out the chicks who appeared to have been left by the parents.

Kitimat Community Humane Society Manager Maryann Oullet receives a nest of swallows which had been stuck inside a dryer vent at the Midtown Apartments. That's apartment resident Luna Zhang who helped pull out the chicks who appeared to have been left by the parents.

Baby birds rescued from apartment’s dryer vent in Kitimat

A nest of baby swallows seemingly left by its parents was pulled from a dryer vent at the Midtown Apartments.

Luna Zhang said her husband could hear chirping from a dryer vent outside their building and discovered a birds nest stuck inside.

Worried it’d be a dangerous location for the baby birds, and not seeing a mother bird around, they thought of ways to get them out. They ended up calling the Kitimat Community Humane Society for help.

Shelter manager Maryann Oullet made the house call today to get them out. Zhang volunteered her arm to reach in and pull out the nest which was only barely in reach.

Oullet brought the nest of swallows back to the shelter for eventual transportation to the Prince Rupert Wildlife shelter where they will be fed and released.

She said the baby birds didn’t appear as active as they should be, leading her to think no mother bird had been around to care for them.