[CT Birds] About house Finches -

Meredith, Leslie Leslie.Meredith at simonandschuster.com
Wed Oct 10 11:27:32 EDT 2012


Conjunctivitis will kill them because they can't see to eat or avoid predators. If you can catch them and take them to a rehabbed they will receive antibiotics and survive. I did that a few years ago for a goldfinch. They catch it from feeders and each other.

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On Oct 10, 2012, at 11:19 AM, "Carrier Graphics" <carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> About house Finches - 
> 
> Out here in the NW corner, we have always had few H Finches.
> But this year they bred, in Harwinton at least - in bigger than usual numbers. 
> HOWEVER: I have been seeing so many now with that eye disease
> and so many that are sick just laying around on the ground.
> Is this a normal thing they go through each year? No other finches or birds 
> seem to be affected. 
> 
> Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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