[Tweeters] NOT A GOOD FINCH YEAR! at Marymoor Park (Redmond,
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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.
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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