Date: 2/22/21 6:36 am
From: Michael Ludgate <michael.ludgate...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dead birds under the thistle feeder
There have some been problems with pesticides in birdfeed in the past
https://www.audubon.org/news/pesticides-bird-seed-scotts-miracle-gro-fined-125-million

Cheers,
-Mike :-)

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On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 9:30 AM Patrizia Sione <ps39...> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> In the course of the past 10 days, we have discovered a dead bird under a
> feeder in three separate occasions, the latest this morning. No apparent
> injury. The thistle is fresh (it goes pretty quickly) and we keep the
> feeders clean and sanitized. We called the Cornell hospital but they did
> not accept our request to have a necropsy conducted on the birds (we kept
> two of them in a sealed freezer bag outside). We have decals and nets
> outside our windows to prevent birds from hitting them.
>
> Any ideas about what could be causing this and how to prevent it from
> happening again? It is the first time it has ever happened to us in the 10
> years we’ve lived in our present location, and all this time we’ve fed
> birds.
>
> Many thanks,
> Patrizia Sione
>
>
>
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