Date: 1/11/21 8:05 pm From: Charles Patterson <chaspatt...> Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Sick pine siskins?
I have seen 4 that I know of. Two were simply found dead and, one was still alive but immobile when I found it and it died in a few minutes. A fourth was huddled on my wife's window feeder, finally chased off by a cardinal and I assume it also died. Other than obvious dehydration I could see no other lesions. I have not seen any sick or dead Goldfinches which I have some winters.
On 1/11/2021 9:39 PM, Barbara Volkle 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. >