Date: 10/9/17 9:35 pm From: Linda Just <ljustrn...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Dead house sparrows
Could it possibly be pesticides in the bird seed? 5 yrs. ago, Scott's knowingly ignored the EPA's restriction on putting pesticides in the bird seed, causing multiple bird deaths. They were fined, but such a small amount compared to their gross negligence. To this day, I refuse to buy any Scott's products. I even stopped buying their Miracle Gro fertilizer. Don't know if anything like that would be a possibility again, but I wonder.
Lin Just Colora, Md., Cecil County
On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 11:41 PM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
> On 10/9/17, Logan Kline <logan.kline1997...> wrote: > I have had two male house sparrows drop dead at my feeder in the past > eight days... > > Hi > > Hmmmmmmmmmmmm a coincidence seems most likely. > > You mention disinfecting your feeder, but not how. If I was doing > that I would use a 10% bleach solution, then follow with a water > rinse. You'll feel better, but it will likely not make any difference > in terms of bird health as the initial cleanliness [sp] would rapidly > degrade. We probably do a disservice to wild birds by feeding them so > much of the year. I've cut back my feeding to the span from mid-Jan > to mid-May in hopes that diseases will be less likely to spread among > the feeding birds on that schedule. > > I searched for "bird feeding problems" to see what might show, but > nothing stands out: > > http://www.bing.com/search?q=bird+feeding+problems&form=HPNTDF&pc=HPNTDF&src=IE-SearchBox > > If you are using commercial seed, it's unlikely there is a problem > unless the seed has been stored improperly after purchase. > > Jim Speicher > BroadRun/Burkittsville area > [FR] Frederick County MD > M.O.S. member Washington [WA] Co Chapter > > -- > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. > To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on > the web at http://www.mdbirding.com > Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - > http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html >
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