Date: 10/10/18 5:04 pm
From: Karen And Jim Rowe <00000131a1cf8fbc-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Eye mites?
For more information on finch conjunctivitis or finch mycoplasma, please refer to the following:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/house-finch-eye-disease-outbreak-then-understanding/

http://static.birds.cornell.edu/hofi/hofifaqs.html

https://www.massaudubon.org/learn/nature-wildlife/birds/common-bird-parasites-diseases

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> On Oct 10, 2018, at 9:17 AM, Joe Tucker <000001df0ca37a3b-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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> I went out to my suet feeder this morning to fill it and on one of my gravity seed feeders sat a male House Finch. What immediately struck me was the fact it did not fly away as I was standing a mere two feet from it. My firs thought was it was a baby newly fledged, but no, to late in the season, and it was fully feathered and colored. As I looked closely t it, both eyes were crusted over. It simply could not see me. I went into the house to get my camera and it had hopped to my Holly bush. I managed a couple of pics when its left eye managed to open enough to see me and it flew away.
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> My question to the group is: Have you seen this? Is it most likely a really bad case of eye mites? I know this poor bird is doomed. I could not see where it flew to in the adjacent tree.
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