Date: 1/24/18 7:11 pm
From: Jeffrey Short <bashman...>
Subject: feetless goldfinch
While cleaning off the porch today, I found an apparently window-stricken
goldfinch (deceased). It may have been there a day or so. When I picked up
the bird, I noticed it had no feet.

Remembering a field trip to a NW Ark blackbird roost ~1973 with Dr. James
and seeing what happens when their feet freeze to the roost branches (they
fly away leaving the feet), I wondered if the recently frigid conditions
had created other unfortunate birds.

Any other observations of footless birds?

Jeff Short

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