Date: 2/20/21 12:17 pm From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Yellow-breasted Chat, White-throated Sparrow in Montecito
Thanks for bringing this up Joan. A few weeks ago several of the Pine
Siskins at my Solvang feeder died because of salmonella. I also had an
American Goldfinch that seemed to be infected. Obviously I took my feeders
down as a result. I wonder how widespread this problem is in our county
On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 6:15 PM Joan Lentz (cox.net address) <
> Hi All:
> I had the wintering Chat and a White-throated Sparrow ( been around a
> couple of days ) at my pond today.
> When I looked closely at the chat, I saw what appears to be some sort of
> disfiguration to its bill.
> This reminds me that I saw a disturbing post online about an outbreak of
> salmonella at feeders in the Central Coast area, in SF area, and in the
> Sierra Nevada. It seems that Pine Siskins are especially affected, but I
> don’t feed siskins so am thinking this may be more widespread.
> They’re suggesting we take down our seed feeders for awhile, clean them,
> and let this outbreak die down.
> https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2021/02/08/salmonellosis-outbreak-causing-songbird-deaths/ > List here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81970116 > Very upsetting!
> Good birding!
> Joan Lentz