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Mary Shupe-Moore

Smoky Lake County, AB, Canada

Description

I have had about 5 Pine Grosbeaks that have been acting strangely. Their eyes look normal, but they are all fluffed up. I have found 3 roosting on the ground. I am able to approach them quite easily and I am sure I could pick them up. I can tell how long they have been sitting there, by the amount of droppings around them. Sometimes they try to fly away if I approach them, but they cannot fly normally. They sort of flit about, like a butterfly and do not go very far, and usually end up on the ground again. Even though they are in an area with lots of trees and shrubs.
I have also had a couple try to fly into the my window late at night, approximately 10pm.

Category

Sick behavior

Species

Sick Bird

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