[CT Birds] [NOSbird] Purple gallinule

elphick at sbcglobal.net elphick at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 1 14:11:44 EDT 2015

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 Elphick
Storrs, CT

> 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.
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