Date: 1/18/19 11:37 am
From: Kent McFarland <kmcfarland...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] goldfinch with eye infection
Here's more on what you likely have:
Most notably here is to immediate take down your feeders, clean them with
10% solution of bleach and clean up area.


Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x201
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On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 1:50 PM Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...> wrote:

> VINS might take it. 802-359-5001.
> They rarely answer the phone so leave a detailed message and they'll call
> you back.
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 12:19 PM Andrea Landsberg <
> <andrea.landsberg...> wrote:
> > Does anyone have an idea of what type of eye drop I can use to treat a
> > goldfinch with eye infection?
> > I found it this morning sitting in the snow under a bird feeder - I think
> > I saw this bird when it only had one eye infected about a week ago (let
> me
> > come up to it on one side but then saw me and flew off). Now I could
> > easily catch it from behind and saw that both eyes were sealed shut.
> > Managed to get one to open using some warm water. It reacts loudly when
> > handled so I'm hoping it my be strong enough to make it? But think it
> will
> > need some sort of treatment?
> > Or I would be willing to take it to a certified rehaber if anyone knows
> > who would take a finch....
> > Just couldn't let it sit there in snow to die!
> > Thanks,
> > Andrea
> >
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