Tropical bird thriving on LI after Atlantic water rescue
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The Wildlife Rescue Center in Hampton Bays is nurturing back to health a wayward tropical bird fished out of the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Purple Gallinule, a marsh bird ordinarily associated with areas much further south, was chomping on live crickets at the center Friday after a rescue at sea one month ago by a Long Island fisherman.
Found Jan. 16 struggling in the waters...