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Cheryl Fraser

Toronto, ON, Canada


A single male House Finch would visit the feeder and its behaviour was unusual and I took several photographs. It would sleep on the perch and when it flew to the cedars it appeared to be having a difficult time to land as it was hovering over the branches. While I watched the House Finch flailing in the cedars, a Cooper’s Hawk dove into the cedars and grabbed the House Finch.
I removed the feeders and disinfected them. After 24 hours passed I put the feeder back up. I downloaded the photographs I had taken of the House Finch and when I blew up the pictures you could clearly see problems with both eyes. I went to your website and can confirm that this bird was infected with House Finch eye disease. I have not had any other House Finches come to the feeders in the past 3 days, but I will look for them and check to see if they have any eye problems.


Eye problems


House Finch Eye Disease

Male House Finch with eye disease

One reply on “House Finch eye disease”

Ava Johnson says:

Poor little guy

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