[Tweeters] Goldfinch: injured or sick?

Lynn Tjerne lynnt-wa at comcast.net
Tue Jul 2 19:41:28 PDT 2013


Looks like how some pine siskin's look when they get sick from salmonella .
Also they way you describe it's not being afraid . but someone with more
expertise may come along with another idea.

Hoping that all will be well



Lynn Tjerne

South Hill - Puyallup WA

Backyard Wildlife Habitat No. 37145





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[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Kimberly
Mason
Sent: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:11 AM
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Subject: [Tweeters] Goldfinch: injured or sick?



When I first spotted the American Goldfinch at the feeder I thought it might
be a fledgling. But I knew something wasn't right and, I thought to myself,
a young goldfinch is more cinnamon colored than yellow-grey.

As I got a closer look, I could see that there was a dullness to her eyes,
her feathers were soiled (perhaps with blood?), and she remained puffed up
and hunched throughout the visit. And while I don't actually "hope" that she
is injured, I would prefer it to her being ill and infecting the whole
flock.

It's the puffy eyes that have me worried. Has anyone ever know an injured
bird to have puffy eyes? I have only seen it in infected birds before. If
this is the beginning of a virus going though my flocks, I know I'll need to
pull my feeders pronto.

See photos here:
http://www.almostdailynews.com/blogs/dailybird/2013/07/02/goldfinch-fledglin
g-sick-or-injured/.

Thanks, y'all. km

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