Date: 1/30/18 3:31 pm From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Subject: Dis-ease
Yes, I have dis-ease. After discovering eye disease in House Finches coming to our feeders, I finally took the feeders down for about a week and a half. Before putting them back up, I washed them with a Clorox solution. It was hard to take them down when the weather was bitterly cold and snowing, so I waited until it warmed a bit.
They have been back up since Sunday. The House Finches are back - with their eye disease. Even more troubling for me, was seeing an American Goldfinch today that looked ill and had one eye pasted shut. I guess that bothered me more because it is a native eastern bird. Of course, now it is cold, windy and snowing again.
I am talking myself into taking the feeders down again and leaving them down for a longer period of time. As Casey Rucker says, we would close a restaurant down that was serving food that was making people sick. Dis-eased, Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County