Project FeederWatch

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Lily Ulmer

Seattle, WA, United States

Description

This pine siskin hung around the feeder to multiple days, chasing other birds away. I removed the feeder, thoroughly cleaned it with bleach and didn’t put it back out for three days, as the Cornell site suggested. At first I thought she was a pregnant bird, but I think s/he was sick.

Category

Sick behavior

Species

Sick Pine Siskin

This pine siskin hung around the feeder to multiple days, chasing other birds away. I removed the feeder, thoroughly cleaned it with bleach and didn't put it back out for three days, as the Cornell site suggested. At first I thought she was a pregnant bird, but I think s/he was sick.

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