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Old Saturday 7th September 2019, 23:30   #1
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I just got on this site for help with a fledgling

I found a Fletching that has very puffy yellow eyes and I’m very worried.
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Old Saturday 7th September 2019, 23:36   #2
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Hi there and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum

A lot of fledglings have weird colored eyes. Not really weird but unusual compared to an adult version.

Is there anyway you can get a photo of it? Otherwise It will be hard getting an I D of your fledgling.
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Old Saturday 7th September 2019, 23:40   #3
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Hi Tomato and a warm welcome from me too.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about.
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I have photos but I don’t know how to post them
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Hi again Tomato

To upload your pictures, first make sure they're no more than 1600 pixels on the longest side. Save a copy to your desktop. This is for jpgs, it varies for other formats, which are shown on the pop-up screen.

To upload the pictures in a thread, make sure you're in an advanced posting mode, either by starting a new thread, or by clicking on Post Reply (if you're in Quick Reply, click on Go Advanced).

After you've typed your comment, scroll down below the message pane and you will see a grey Manage Attachments button.

Click on that and then Browse for your first picture and double click on it. Click on Upload and wait a few seconds until you see the filename appear in the box.

You can do this 4 more times for each post (the maximum is 5 pictures per post, but there is no limit in the thread).

Close the box.

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When you submit your post the pictures should appear at the bottom.

Do come back if you need more assistance.
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Old Sunday 8th September 2019, 00:17   #6
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Thank you for the help. Here is a photo of the fletching;
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I'm assuming this was in Missouri?
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It appears to be a fledgling American Goldfinch and it does have a disease, possibly avian pox or conjunctivitis.
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Thank you for the new information. But I would also like to know what to do to help. Again, thank you.
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1 week Update

His eyes are smaller than what they were and his smaller eye is now permanently closed.
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Can you call your local audubon and get the name of a wildlife rehabber in your area or call a vet and ask them if they know where you can take it.
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Old Friday 13th September 2019, 22:02   #13
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We would do that but we don’t really have enough money to take him so I started a gofundme but it hasn’t helped
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