I found an American Robin with a deformed/damaged upper mandible in South
Burlington on Tuesday. The bird's behavior seemed pretty normal, despite
Picture at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27953043@N08/8225111995/
On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM, Ronald Payne <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> OCAS also found a Cardinal with a deformed bill at the Hurd Grassland on
> our Monthly Wildlife Walk on November 10. Pictures on our website:
> Ron Payne
> Middlebury, VT
> On Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:43:33 -0500, Josh Phillips <[log in to unmask]>
> This week we've had a large group of cardinals around the feeder and fruit
> trees in our yard in South Burlington. Among them is a female with a
> fairly severely damaged bill. Everything I can find online suggests avian
> pox as the culprit. Does anyone have experience with this? She seems
> otherwise healthy and must be eating somehow.
>> More details and photos here:
>> I'm planning to give the feeder station a good scrubbing this weekend.
Youth Birding Coordinator
North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
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