[CT Birds] [NOSbird] Purple gallinule

Aidan Kiley eezambo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 14:47:16 EDT 2015


I also agree with Chris's statement.  The bird may not be 100% well, but we
might have to let nature take its course and not interfere.  I hope the
bird will be doing well.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
On Oct 1, 2015 2:14 PM, "Chris Elphick via CTBirds" <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> Personally I would not be in favour of catching the bird - it does not
> appear badly injured (it appears to be feeding well, can move its wing more
> or less normally, and can certainly fly short distances).  Even if that
> were not the case I think that in all but exceptional circumstances it is
> better to let nature take its course however sad that may seem (note that
> it is normal for most young birds to die in their first year). That said
> I'm probably just a cold hearted cynic (ok, the " probably" is misleading).
>
> But, if someone does plan to do something they should make certain that
> they are acting in accordance with state and federal laws, which both
> require permits for captures of (most) wild birds.  There is a Good
> Samaritan clause for certain cases involving injuries, but it is perhaps
> arguable that this case fits the bill.
>
> Chris
>
> Chris Elphick
> Storrs, CT
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> > On Oct 1, 2015, at 13:47, Tricia Reid reidtri at gmail.com [nosbird] <
> nosbird at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> >
> > As the person who made the initial sighting, if a decision is made by
> those more experienced than I to attempt to capture the bird, I would be
> more than willing to put on my wellies and tromp through the swamp. I can
> be contacted off list at reidtri at gmail.com.
> > Tricia Reid, Mansfield Center
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