Date: 1/11/21 7:10 pm From: Robert Rotberg <rirotberg...> Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Sick pine siskins?
There have been lengthy discussions on the Oregon bird list of pine siskins being very susceptible to avian salmonella. Apparently, this is a continuing problem, but worse this year. Feeders, especially, flat ones, help spread the disease.
Robert Rotberg Lexington
> On Jan 11, 2021, at 9:39 PM, Barbara Volkle <barb620...> wrote: > > Thanks to Madeleine Linck for this inquiry. > > Barbara Volkle > Northborough, MA > <barb620...> > > * > > > From: Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...> > Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:07:57 -0500 > Subject: Sick pine siskins? > > > Has anyone else noticed Siskins looking puffed up and lethargic? I found > one dead siskin in our yard the other day. Definitely not a window strike. > The eyes looked ok - no sign of conjunctivitis. Bird was intact. > House Finches look ok. > > Madeleine Linck > Rehoboth, Mass. >