Date: 1/11/21 8:10 pm
From: Charles Patterson <chaspatt...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Sick pine siskins?
That is likely given the dehydration I noticed.  We have large flocks
intermittently under the feeders and I suspect that discarded seed and
the warm weather would be conducive to the spread of salmonella.

Charlie Patterson

Norwell, Ma


On 1/11/2021 9:56 PM, Robert Rotberg wrote:
> 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.
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