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
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