warning salmonella outbreak
Please see dirtgrls post (sick goldfinch in the house) and mine (saga of the puffed up birds)in the bird watching forum. There has been an outbreak of Salmonella affecting the finch family. It is deadly, incurable, and highly contageous. Clean all of your feeders with a bleach solution, clean under your feeders and your bird baths too. This is spread thorugh bird fecies and can be passed on to humans and domestic pets.