Date: 1/6/21 1:59 pm From: Jackson Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] house finch eye disease
Last week I had a couple of house finches at my feeder who clearly had house finch eye disease (one eye swollen shut). I took my feeder down for three days and washed it thoroughly and then put it back up on Sunday morning. Since then I've closely watched the house finches and been relieved to see that all the new visitors appeared to be healthy. However, this afternoon I noticed a finch with an eye swollen shut. I took my feeder down again, but I was wondering if anyone had any advice about what to do when sick finches keep visiting a feeder. Should I take it down for longer than three days? Or is it best to keep taking it down for a few days each time I see a sick finch?