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:

 - 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/<>
>  --
> 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:
>> 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
(802) 229-6206
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