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    Just took down feeders and bath. Did I really need to do that?

    Today I called a bird rehab in Colorado. They told me that there have been reports of the bird conjunctivitis all over the state. Their recommendation is to take feeders and baths down unless you are willing to clean and sterilize them every two days. They did say that we could put out some food...
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    Just took down feeders and bath. Did I really need to do that?

    Yes--I've always thought that cleaning them was enough. Here's someone else suggest that we take them down: https://blog.nature.org/science/2021/03/24/take-down-your-feeders-salmonella-is-killing-songbirds/
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    Just took down feeders and bath. Did I really need to do that?

    Seemingly knowledgeable people on a Colorado bird forum are saying to take down your feeders and bird baths as finches and sparrows are showing up with MG around the state. I'm feeling REALLY irritable about taking down my feeders (and bath!) but I don't want to be part of the chain that hurts...
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    Making Plans with Nyjer Seed

    Wow--a couple of Goldfinches arrived at my Nyjer/Finch feeder today. They spent a good long while eating. I am so excited! I hope they'll tell their friends! Yes---patience is good advice.
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    Making Plans with Nyjer Seed

    Thanks, Kits! Patience is the best advice. I read through some other similar threads and they also said--it takes them a while to find the Nyjer seed or get interested. I'm happy to say--I've started seeing a few house finches that are sampling the Nyjer! And who knows when that goldfinch may...
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    Making Plans with Nyjer Seed

    Making Plans for Nyjer Seed Hello, I'm posting to see if I can get any suggestions about the Nyjer seed which I've recently purchased. I live in Colorado about 30 minutes north of Denver. I recently added a Nyjer seed mesh finch feeder to my backyard alongside my tube feeder with black oil...
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    What Bird Feeder to get next? Also--what other kinds of food?

    Thanks! I think a Nyjer feeder will be our next addition.
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    What Bird Feeder to get next? Also--what other kinds of food?

    Hello bird loving friends! My wife and I put up our first feeders this spring here on the Front Range in Colorado, USA. Our tube feeder is filled with Black Oil Sunflower seeds. We see lots of house finches, chickadees and house sparrows. The seed goes fast! Our platform feeder has more...
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