[CT Birds] Purple gallinule: why not yes?

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Thu Oct 1 15:25:28 EDT 2015


Since we have wildlife rehabbers, and the bird seems injured beyond its ability to migrate, given the opportunity for safe capture, how is this not an obvious case for rehabbing?  

On Oct 1, 2015, at 3:15 PM, Christopher Lovell via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> I agree that this bird should be left to live or die naturally. Humans
> can't "fix" everything, even things caused by humans.
> 
> Just my opinion.
> 
> On Thursday, October 1, 2015, Lisa White via CTBirds <
> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> 
>> I respectfully disagree. In a perfect world, I think nature taking its
>> course would be the right thing. But we don't live in a perfect world. We
>> live in a world where bird populations are dramatically declining due to
>> our poor stewardship -- habitat loss, global warming, etc. So I think that
>> if a bird is truly injured (and perhaps this bird is not), we should always
>> help it out if we can.
>> 
>> Lisa White
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Oct 1, 2015, at 2:47 PM, Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <
>> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org <javascript:;>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 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 <javascript:;>> 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
>>>> @ssts
>>>> 
>>>>>> On Oct 1, 2015, at 13:47, Tricia Reid reidtri at gmail.com
>> <javascript:;> [nosbird] <
>>>>> nosbird at yahoogroups.com <javascript:;>> 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 <javascript:;>.
>>>>> Tricia Reid, Mansfield Center
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