Seeing these reports of Purple Gallinule prompted me to search eBird to see if 
the one I saw MANY years ago was there. It wasn’t, so I added it.

This was a bird that Barbara Spencer (who else?) found on her way to work the 
morning of June 13, 1980 at Scudders Pond in Sea Cliff (Nassau County). It was 
a very easy bird to see right from the road and I was able to find it the next 
day within minutes of my mother driving me to the location.
It was seen by many others, photographed, and documented in the Fall 1980 issue 
of The Kingbird.

Anybody else remember this bird??



Glenn Quinn
Hauppauge, NY

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