Subject: DEAD PINE SISKINS Date: Nov 8 09:37:06 1994 From: Karen Juenemann - juenemak at zgi.com
This morning when filling my feeders I found two dead pine siskins in the tray portion of my tube feeder. The tray had been washed on Sunday and put back in the basket that hangs under the feeder. The feeder has hulled sunflower chips in it. I have had a flock of about 60-70 siskins for about a month now both on the feeders (I have four) and on the ground under the feeders. I had just cleaned the feeder tray on Sunday and try to clean all the feeders pretty frequently.
Have there been any other reports of dead birds around feeders this year?
All the apartment complex's cats hang around these feeders -- this one is up pretty high -- but could a cat jumping up there scare the birds to death?
Any recommendations, advice, ideas? I'd appreciate it.
Karen Juenemann ZymoGenetics (SMTPGATE-ZGI) 442-6810 or 776-5521