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Janet Oelsen

Bolingbrook, Illinois

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First sighting at my feeder 4/22/2022 late afternoon, male and female House Finch with Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis

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Eye problems

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House Finch Eye Disease Aka Mycoplasmal Conjunctivitis

Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis House Finch Eye Disease

3 replies on “House Finch Eye Disease aka Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis”

Anon says:

Me too. Saw a female with severe eye disease May 4; later that afternoon spotted male with the disease, and the next day, a female with red pouches under the eyes alongside a so far asymptomatic male. Central New Jersey. Never saw this before and I’ve been feedings birds since 1/2021.All other species unaffected. I only took down the hopper feeder, but all should really be removed for two weeks and disinfected w/ a bleach solution…esp. from what I’ve been reading, tube feeders should be taken away, because the infected birds can rub the sides of the eyes on the tube ports.

R M says:

A female house Finch with swollen red eyes at a tube feeder in northwest Philadelphia. Never saw this before but I will take the feeder down now.

Ava Johnson says:

Definitely take down feeders for a while and disinfect them like Anon said so that it doesn’t spread to more birds.

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