Date: 1/6/21 5:28 pm From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] house finch eye disease
I saw a sick pine siskin today, so they are subject to it too, it seems.
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> On Jan 6, 2021, at 4:59 PM, Jackson Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote: > > 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? > > Jackson Smith > Wooster Square, New Haven > _______________________________________________ > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. > For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org