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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Dead English Sparrows at bird feeders

Has anyone else found dead English Sparrows at their bird feeders? I have found five dead sparrows under my sunflower seed feeder in the last several weeks. No signs of trauma, just laying on the ground with their eyes closed and dead. Anyone have info on a disease taking sparrows?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 06:25 PM
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Has anyone else found dead English Sparrows at their bird feeders? I have found five dead sparrows under my sunflower seed feeder in the last several weeks. No signs of trauma, just laying on the ground with their eyes closed and dead. Anyone have info on a disease taking sparrows?
I believe they may be Democrat Sparrows and have succumbed to Trump anxiety disorder.
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Pesticides maybe ?
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 07:42 PM
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Are you sure it was not a hawk or bird of prey knocking down more than they can eat? I have seen some birds go crazy at feeders.

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Yeah, there was no trauma to the birds.

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Could be a bad batch of bird feed.....? maybe some microbes or mold or something in a batch of food, it could happen.

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Like in the Old West.....they must have visited a bad watering hole.
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I don't know how susceptible English sparrows are to salmonella but I would think that might be a possibility.

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Whatever it is, let's hope it has a good run but affects no other birds. English sparrows are an invasive species that compete with our native song birds and should be eradicated.

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Neighbor's kids have BB guns?

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