Wednesday, October 7, 2009

House Finch Conjunctivitis

The house finches are really enjoying our feeders, and lately we really haven't seen many birds other than the house finches. It also seems that we've seen more and more of them with bird conjuctivitis (pink eye). From what I learned, it seems that this disease affects mostly house finches and also gold finches. Last year, I only saw two or three gold finches with the pink eye. We saw quite a few more house finches with it. I also learned that there's not much that we can do. It's heart breaking.

Have any of you seen the little finches with pink eye? Is it just localized in the north Georgia area? The little bird below has the infection in both of his eyes.

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