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ID for this bird?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanne Savage Jan 9. 3 Replies

I'm new here so I apologize for my non-birder ignorance.  I'm posting this question about what probably everybody but me recognizes as a common, easy-to-identify local bird because I am curious about…Continue

avian parasite trichomoniasis and suet feeders?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gail Hutchin Jul 30, 2017. 4 Replies

Can anyone clarify if the wire-cage suet feeders are also a risk right now for transmission  of this disease?  I've read about the danger of seed-tables and ground seed, etc., but I haven't seen…Continue

Tags: transmission, disease, and, feeders, Suet

 

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Joanne Savage replied to Diana Austin's discussion ID for this bird?
"Diana, if you are interested in keeping this little beauty around, you could provide suet [comes in squares and plugs..feeders relatively cheap] and shelled unsalted peanuts [feeders available and usually under $10.00, peanuts cheapest at Bulk Barn]."
Jan 9
Joanne Savage liked Diana Austin's discussion ID for this bird?
Jan 9
Joanne Savage replied to Diana Austin's discussion ID for this bird?
"Agree with Janet!"
Jan 9
Janet Kempster replied to Diana Austin's discussion ID for this bird?
"Maybe a Carolina Wren??"
Jan 9
Diana Austin posted a discussion

ID for this bird?

I'm new here so I apologize for my non-birder ignorance.  I'm posting this question about what probably everybody but me recognizes as a common, easy-to-identify local bird because I am curious about what this is. I've never seen it before although I do like to watch birds at my back-yard feeder.  I couldn't find it in a quick search through my bird books. These pictures aren't perfect because I took them in a hurry through a dusty window, but as they suggest, the dark olive (or brownish) and…See More
Jan 9
Gail Hutchin replied to Diana Austin's discussion avian parasite trichomoniasis and suet feeders?
"You may find this link helpful as it includes a link to a map of where reports of the disease have been submitted.  Fredericton is definitely included in reported illness.  Of course, this is only where people have seen and reported sick…"
Jul 30, 2017
Karen Miller replied to Diana Austin's discussion avian parasite trichomoniasis and suet feeders?
"I haven't seen any sick birds in my Quispamsis yard so I am keeping all my feeders (15 of them) up and full including 4 hanging suet."
Jul 30, 2017
Julie Schultze replied to Diana Austin's discussion avian parasite trichomoniasis and suet feeders?
"I have heard that the disease spreads anywhere birds congregate together and can pass along germs."
Jul 28, 2017
Jimmy Dee replied to Diana Austin's discussion avian parasite trichomoniasis and suet feeders?
"Hi Diana, welcome to BNB. I don't know the answer to tour question. If no one replies with an answer then you can go the Atlantic Wildlife Institute webpage. At the bottom of the page is an email address and a phone number. they should be able…"
Jul 27, 2017
Diana Austin posted a discussion

avian parasite trichomoniasis and suet feeders?

Can anyone clarify if the wire-cage suet feeders are also a risk right now for transmission  of this disease?  I've read about the danger of seed-tables and ground seed, etc., but I haven't seen anything not about vertical suet-block feeders.We live in downtown Fredericton and our garden, which has a thick lilac hedge and various trees, is full right now with young cardinals, nuthatches, chipping sparrows, warblers, woodpeckers, and many other types, and they are all investigating our currently…See More
Jul 27, 2017
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