[Tweeters] NOT A GOOD FINCH YEAR! at Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co)

Mike Stropki stropkimike at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 10:09:00 PST 2019

I have observed several with extreme unilateral eye inflammation, but no
leg issues. Seems to be isolated to the males. Observed at feeders.

Whidbey Island

On Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 1:04 PM Allison Reak <areak823 at gmail.com> wrote:

> My back yard in Seattle has had a non-stop flood of house finches all

> winter, as usual, but about 30 percent have one eye occluded by various

> deformities, ranging from a slight squint to a pea-sized lump. Almost all

> afflicted birds are blind on the right side. No growths have been apparent

> on their legs, which is where I have noticed avian pox deformities in past

> years, so maybe this is conjunctivitis. Or both. Is anyone else seeing so

> many sick birds? It's alarming.



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