Culture on the Cheap
Spotted On Noble Street: An Avian Visitor?
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
A person we’ll call “M” writes:
My apologies for the poor quality, but I saw this little guy wandering around in front of my place on Noble Street. Don’t know much about birds, but he doesn’t look like a local. Just thought I’d share.
Love the blog, keep up the great work!
Thanks for the kind words, M! As it would happen a very good Samaritan and animal lover rescued an injured partridge (which is what this fellow appears to be) one block away on Oak Street recently.
This handsome chap (?) has been entrusted to the care of Empty Cages Collective and from I have been told is recovering nicely! Here’s their take on what happened:
Phoenix is a chuckar partridge who was in all likelihood a refugee from a local slaughterhouse in Brooklyn, NY! Tonight (Tuesday, January 24, 2012) Empty Cages Collective (www.emptycagescollective.org) received a call from a kind woman who found Phoenix dodging stray cats and humans after getting away from a bad situation in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Empty Cages Collective took the curious and brave partridge into our protective custody. He will go to see our avian veterinarian tomorrow for an exam and some bloodwork and we will seek placement for him at a sanctuary. We wish all birds like Phoenix were able to escape their slaughterers grasp! Help all of animal kind gain respect and freedom: don’t eat them! Please, live vegan.
Those of you who wish to make a donation to Empty Cages Collective so they can continue helping our furry and feathered friends can do so by clicking here. And it goes with saying if you see animals— be they of the four-legged or winged variety— who are clearly in distress say something to Empty Cages!