Thanks to the several people who responded. Yes, we’re going to bleach feeders tomorrow, with especial attention to the two tube feeders the infected finch used all day. (When they use a tube feeder, they stick their heads in and effectively rub their eyes against the rim of the feeding holes.) - It’s heartening to hear that some birds with conjunctivitis live. I hope our little lady finch does!
> On Nov 20, 2018, at 6:10 PM, anneboby <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Maeve - looks like the real thing, and can be so devastating. I don't know what kind of feeders you use. If they are of the tube kind where birds probe their bills into a port where infected birds can leave their bacteria waiting to infect the next poor soul, take down those feeders and disinfect them with Chlorox to help prevent spreading the bacterium that causes this insidious affliction.
> But let me tell you based on my banding studies at Jenny Lake in the NY Adirondacks with PUFIs, some afflicted birds survive; one of which was 6 yrs after infection.
> Bob YunickSchenectady, NY
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> From: Maeve Kim <[log in to unmask]>
> To: VTBIRD <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tue, Nov 20, 2018 4:32 pm
> Subject: [VTBIRD] finch eye infection
> Today is the first time we’ve seen a bird with infected eyes here. Is anyone else in the Jericho area seeing infection?
> There are photos at
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50086705 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50086705>
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center