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Re: Sparrows with Finch Eye Disease

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K Lambert

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K Lambert

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Fri, 27 Oct 2006 10:32:34 -0700

Hmm, about a month ago, at my feeder I thought I saw a Goldfinch with this eye disease.  It was a youngster & I haven't seen any since.  I haven't had any House Finches with this disease in several years.
   
  Kathie Lambert
  Harwood, MD
  

C Mitchell Reid <> wrote:
  Sadly, it's already here. I had one HOSP at my feeders last weekend that appeared to have eye infection similar to the ones I've seen in house finches. Earlier this year, late summer, early September I believe, I had 1-3 male house finches that appeared to have the infection and possibly 1 male goldfinch as well but I can't be 100% certain on that one. This sparrow was a male as well. He was in quite bad shape, panting and in obvious distress. I found a dead sparrow (male as well) in my driveway day before yesterday that was NOT this one but was disturbing just the same -- since there was no obvious injury to the little guy I do not think That Cat got him. 

I am located in the southern most portion of AA county near the bay - Rose Haven.

Cathryn Reid
 		
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