l have been a part of a few successful wildlife rescues and educate people on wildlife and environmental issues. We have helped in issues to save wetlands, woodlands etc.to save the precious life within. It is well worth the effort. We can all learn to live and work together. Education is the key. In 2011 I won an education award from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority for the work and photography I do. Habitat is fast disappearing and with it, many species are also declining in numbers. So many species can actually tell us the health of our environment and alert us to problems we need to know about. They all need to be protected.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Birds in the snow,Dec.16th,2010

These morning doves were hunkered down while the snow and winds were howling around them,Goldfinches eating from the lilac tree out front and the last picture is a very disturbing one.

I have noticed this year. That I have a few goldfinches with eye disease. This can spread from bird to bird. Feeders must be kept clean. I saw a finch years ago with this disease. But nothing since. But this year I am seeing a few. If you see birds at your feeder that have crusty eyes and can be closed, body's can be all fluffed up in a different way than in a cold bird. In fact sometimes near the end they are on the ground. These birds can actually survive this if healthy. But it can also wipe them out in numbers. If you have these birds with this disease at your feeders. Keep your feeders clean,keep your eyes open for numbers and report this to Bird Studies Canada. There is a survey going on through BSC and Cornell University of Ornithology keeping track of the numbers affected and the areas being affected. Do your part of helping these little birds and the organization trying to help them by reporting them.

Please report to: birdstudiescanada@bsc-eoc.org

This little american goldfinch has the finch eye disease. Look for crusty ,closed eyes in these little birds. Also may be fluffed up. This is a spreadable disease amongst the finch species. Please report any sighting to: birdstudiescanada@bsc-eoc.org

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