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Green finches?

  • Has anyone any news on the fate of our green finches?

    I have not seen one for months.

    I have been told there is some disease affecting them.

    Neil

  • Hi Neil

    Yep the disease is called Trichomonosis and the birds can get it from other birds that have eaten infected food or drunk from the same water.

    A lot of birds can get it and it affects their throats so they can't feed so starve.

    That's why it is important to keep your feeders as clean as possible, but you probably wont stop it completely because they can catch it in the wild or another garden.

    The thing to look out for is any bird looking lethargic and fluffed up, and has a general "dirty" look about it.