Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall is in the Air

The birds are feeling the coolness in the Fall breezes! This little house finch looked so cute puffing up his feathers.

Birding at the Playground

I took the girls and my camera to the playground yesterday. The last few times I've been there, I haven't had my camera and I regretted it. I was able to get a few pictures of at least one bird. There may be two! I'm not sure what the bird is, but he's a cute little guy. The second picture on the right looks like a different bird to me, but I can't see the wing bars clearly.

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.