[CT Birds] blue jays
barbaragarrett at comcast.net
Mon Mar 9 14:39:39 EDT 2015
Thanks, Amy. I didn’t think of that—just went out and shoveled a ton of seed (layered over the winter) that has gotten exposed now that it’s melting. Have one or two Jays in the “hood” but so far they’ve looked fine. Don’t want to poison the 50+ Siskins and Goldfinches that are currently regulars, feeding several times per day.
From: Amy Hopkins via CTBirds
Sent: Monday, March 9, 2015 12:40 PM
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] blue jays
I suspect the food may be the issue. I was shoveling up nyjer that had been under the snow and it really stank. I'm sure it's gone bad. It could have fermented or just be bad and the birds may be getting sick on it.
I recommend that everyone try to get seed up that's become wet and has sat there as it will spoil. It could have fungal spores in it. Whatever the culprit, wet moldy seed is bad new and should be removed whenever possible.
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