The soundtrack of backyard birds can offer astonishing enjoyment over a quiet cup of coffee wherever you might be, on any day of the year…be it a main street coffee shop or your snow-shoveled backyard deck. Many birds offer a soundtrack melody with variations so profound that the same bird might sound like a different species from time to time. […]
A mortality event affecting songbirds in the mid-atlantic has been reported in the Western New York area. Officials recommend immediate halt of bird feeders, birdbaths or other feeding that encourages birds to gather until more information becomes available. Symptoms include crusty eyes, blindness and head shaking.