[CT Birds] [NOSbird] Purple gallinule

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Thu Oct 1 14:32:50 EDT 2015

Agreed. Thank you Chris.

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From: Mark Szantyr via CTBirds
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:16 PM
To: nosbird at yahoogroups.com; elphick at sbcglobal.net
Reply To: Mark Szantyr
Cc: Tricia Reid; ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] [NOSbird] Purple gallinule

Exactly. Well said Chris. 

Mark Szantyr

> On Oct 1, 2015, at 2:11 PM, elphick at sbcglobal.net [nosbird] <nosbird at yahoogroups.com> 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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