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:
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> 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.
>


 
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