Date: 10/21/19 4:38 am
From: Josh <opihi...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Purple Gallinule - Milton
Further comments on FaceBook indicate that the gallinule has shown no fear nor awareness of auto traffic, and is skulking very close to the road, sometimes right by the sidewalk. Some of the passing traffic is driving frighteningly fast. One careless visitor trying to get just a *little* bit closer for a better look or photo could very easily spook the bird into the street and turn it into roadkill. The landowner has thus far been very friendly toward birders, but if the bird’s own survival is threatened by anyone’s behavior, his attitude is likely to change quickly….

Judging by some of the photos posted, one could likely see the bird through your car window while driving past, without even needing to stop!
https://ebird.org/checklist/S60787626 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S60787626>

JSR


Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
Amherst, MA

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Northeast Chapter head, Dragonfly Society of the Americas
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> On Oct 20, 2019, at 7:47 PM, GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...> wrote:
>
> This neighborhood is NOT a place for a group. The streets are narrow and seem to be used as a way between East Milton Square and Squantum Street.
>
> Glenn
>
> Glenn d'Entremont: <gdentremont1...> Stoughton, MA
>
>
>> On October 20, 2019 at 4:57 PM Barbara Volkle <barb620...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Thanks to Joe Bourget for this report via the Massachusetts Rare Bird
>> Alert on facebook.
>>
>> *
>>
>> Please be respectful of the neighborhood and others properties. Thank you.
>>
>> Learned late on the night of the 18th about an imm PURPLE GALLINULE in
>> front yard hedges at 124 and 118 Wood St., Milton, MA. Present a week or
>> so and still present today. Jeanie and Tom at 118 Wood St say it's ok
>> for birders to visit. Best to park on Alvin Ave. nearby and view from
>> opposite side of street, to give bird a little space, but it is super
>> confiding...
>>
>> Please use the stakeout hotspot when visiting this bird to consolidate
>> sightings and markers on map. Thank you!
>>
>>
>>
>> *
>>
>>
>> Barbara Volkle
>>
>>
>> Northborough, MA
>>
>>
>> <barb620...>
>>


 
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