[CT Birds] Survival of Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Tue Dec 10 16:01:17 EST 2013


An injured or sick bird is one thing and an apparently healthy but off-course bird is another I'd say.   

Patrick

Patrick M. Comins
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Survival of Fork-tailed Flycatcher

I understand both viewpoints, but rehabbers do save owls, falcons, hawks, eagles, hummers, etc.  How do we choose which ones to save (once they are obviously dying)?

On Dec 10, 2013, at 3:32 PM, "Mark Szantyr" <birddog55 at charter.net> wrote:

> We have and I believe that, in retrospect, we were likely wrong to do it.
> It is always the best idea to honor the wisdom of the natural process.
>
> It is very difficult to do this.  I struggle with this with every winter
> hummingbird I have the pleasure to see.  I trust that the birds know best
> how to be hummingbirds.
>
> Mark
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 3:27 PM, Claudia <cllongmore at cox.net> wrote:
>
>> But haven't we done that previously with late hummers ?  Or am l mis-
>> remembering?
>>
>> Claudia longmore
>> Wethersfield
>> *Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID*
>>
>>
>> Mark Szantyr <birdinggeek at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> At the risk of sounding cold and heartless,  that would be wrong to do. We
>> should not interfere. If you think shooting snowy owls is wrong, catching
>> flycatchers is sort of wrong too. I certainly understand the caring that is
>> behind this feeling, but nature is " bloody in tooth and claw".
>>
>>
>> Mark
>>
>> On Dec 10, 2013, at 1:31 PM, Katherine Kuckens <katkuckens at gmail.com>
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