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Peggy Stevens

Eatonton, GA, USA

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I have several house finches, both male and female, that have what appears to me severe eye disease. Some of these birds seem to be blind in one eye, as I can get way to close before they fly away.
We discuss nfect feeders regularly and clean bird baths almost every day.
Should I take down feeders before the count begins? For how long?

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Eye Disease In House Finches

Eye disease in house finches

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Diana Ellis says:

House finches getting horrible eye disease and dying here in Tucson, AZ too. Cleaned feeders with diluted bleach but am going to take feeders down for a while so sick birds will have fewer opportunities to infect the others. Going to ‘vacuum old seed from the ground as well.

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