[CT Birds] sick purple finch?

mcahlgren mcahlgren at cox.net
Sun Sep 2 16:00:43 EDT 2012

A purple finch (male) is behaving strangely around my feeder. First, 
he flew in chirping and fluttering about in circles seeming to be 
having trouble navigating. Then he perched for 20 mins. on the 
dogwood near the feeder. He then flew in circles again - landing on 
my leg as I sat about 5 feet from the feeder. Now he remains perched 
on the feeder not eating. He looks OK but often shakes his head. Is 
he ill? Anything I can/should do for him?
Thanks - Mary Ahlgren

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