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Judith Huntington

Menlo Park, CA, United States


I have not been monitoring Lesser Goldfinches for House Finch eye disease. I saw at least 2 House Finches with eye disease this past week and now this bird. I think it is an immature Lesser Goldfinch or am I wrong and it is an American Goldfinch? Is it common for Lesser Goldfinches to get House Finch Eye Disease?


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Lesser Goldfinch With Eye Disease?

Eye disease (lesser goldfinch?)

One reply on “Lesser Goldfinch with eye disease?”

roger rohback says:

I have just observed the disease at my feeder in Mesa AZ involving maybe several lessor Goldfinch birds. I had a big problem with the house Finches as well earlier this summer but the small flock I am seeing now looks improved.
I am using only sock feeders and clean them every 48 hours with bleach. The water bath I try to clean and disinfect every other day. I change the water 2 times a day. I am now considering taking down all the feeders as a last option. I was really hoping that the disease would not spread over to the Lessors , but it seems to be the case.
I wish I had better news.

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