[CT Birds] Survival of Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Mark Szantyr birdinggeek at gmail.com
Tue Dec 10 16:03:41 EST 2013


We should let things be. Death is a  very important part of it. 

Mark 

On Dec 10, 2013, at 3:43 PM, Dan Rottino <rottino at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
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