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I found an American Robin with a deformed/damaged upper mandible in South
Burlington on Tuesday.  The bird's behavior seemed pretty normal, despite
the beak!

Picture at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27953043@N08/8225111995/

 - Larry

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:
> http://ottercreek.wordpress.**com/2012/11/12/november-**
> monthly-wildlife-walk/<http://ottercreek.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/november-monthly-wildlife-walk/>
>
>  --
> Ron Payne
> Middlebury, VT
>
>
> On Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:43:33 -0500, Josh Phillips <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 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:
>>
>> http://www.scriberule.org/**251birds/?p=619<http://www.scriberule.org/251birds/?p=619>
>>
>> I'm planning to give the feeder station a good scrubbing this weekend.
>>
>


-- 
Larry Clarfeld
Environmental Educator
Youth Birding Coordinator

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602

www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org
(802) 229-6206
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