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.
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. >> >