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Perhaps they are dying from West Nile Virus. I hope not, but many species
are affected by this disease.

Jane Schaefer

----- Original Message -----
From: Lynn miller <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: Dead House Finches


> Conjunctivitous is the disease you are talking about I
> believe.  Dirty feeders are to blame, which contain
> fecal matter, and consequently bacteria from the
> matter.  This spreads by contact, and can kill a
> significant number of birds.
>
> Personally, I would simply clean the feeders once a
> week, or more in times of the disease, and yes, I
> would put the feeders back out.  We can still get the
> disease this time of year, but careful maintenance of
> your feeders will alleviate any problems you may have.
> Lynn Miller
> Lone Jack,MO
> Jackson CO
>
> --- sgriffaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Over the last six weeks, I have found five dead
> > house finches in my yard.  Until this, I never had a
> > dead bird except a dove from a window strike.  I am
> > aware of a disease (sorry, I can't remember the
> > name) that  birds can pick up from feeders, but the
> > last two were found at least two weeks after I took
> > the feeders down.  I did not see any crustacean
> > around the eyes on the bodies.  Could this be West
> > Nile related?  Would it be advisable to continue to
> > keep the feeders down?  They have been of course
> > cleaned.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Steve Griffaw
> >
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