Date: 7/31/20 3:50 pm
From: <dgrainger...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Two dead Chickadees

Is there any chance that a nearby neighbor has a rodent problem and put
out granulated mouse bait?

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On 2020-07-06 20:02, <dgrainger...> wrote:
> Certainly hope this is not the same infection that hit the Pine
> Siskins so hard last year! Anybody expert in that field out there with
> info?
> ________________________________________________________________
> On 2020-07-06 15:44, Lynn Wohlers wrote:
>> We just found a dead Chickadee under our feeders, the second one in
>> about 7 days. I didn't see any injuries in either bird. I believe both
>> were Black-capped. The first one we found was very disheveled, and I
>> had noticed a disheveled, weak-looking Chickadee at the feeder the day
>> before. That was the day we had pretty heavy rain all day (we're in
>> Anacortes).
>>
>> It seems unusual for two birds to die in the same spot so close in
>> time. We have Barred owls but they would have made off with a meal,
>> and a cursory look showed no injuries.
>>
>> Does anyone have an idea why this would happen? A dirty feeder
>> possibly? We do have a big Chickadee population (Black-capped &
>> Chestnut-backed).
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> --
>>
>> Lynn Wohlers
>>
>> Blogging at Bluebrightly [1]
>> Photography on Flickr [2]
>> And at Lynn Wohlers.com [3]
>>
>>
>>
>> Links:
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>> [1] https://bluebrightly.com/
>> [2] https://www.flickr.com/photos/lynnwohlers/
>> [3] http://lynn-wohlers.artistwebsites.com
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