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I've found two unmutilated dead birds in my yard over the last few days. I was told I should save them and call somewhere to have them screened for West Nile.. Does anyone have any information about this?
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I'd call Interior Health.

What kind of birds were they?
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One robin and the other one I'm not sure. Just a black bird? Looks identical to the robin in size, beak etc but its feathers are black - pretty dark blue colour in the sunlight.
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I found one in the spring, a small black bird with speckles on its back. As far as I remember it was not injured in any way.
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You may what to try the number on this link:

http://kelowna.cioc.ca/record/KNA1069
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Report dead birds of the Corviae family such as crows, ravens, magpies and jays, contact 1.866.300.0520
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strwbrrydvl wrote:One robin and the other one I'm not sure. Just a black bird? Looks identical to the robin in size, beak etc but its feathers are black - pretty dark blue colour in the sunlight.


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coltsarecute wrote:I found one in the spring, a small black bird with speckles on its back. As far as I remember it was not injured in any way.


Probably also a Starling.
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strwbrrydvl wrote:I've found two unmutilated dead birds in my yard over the last few days. I was told I should save them and call somewhere to have them screened for West Nile.. Does anyone have any information about this?


Might have been death by Kitty . Sometimes they will just catch them , play ( kill ) and leave .
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gardengirl wrote:
coltsarecute wrote:I found one in the spring, a small black bird with speckles on its back. As far as I remember it was not injured in any way.


Probably also a Starling.



A dead starling is a good starling.

And probably killed by a cat or simply another "pest" bird, which a starling is.
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Quailize wrote:Saw 2 dead sparrows today walking. Is there something going on?


Dead birds walking ?
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Not being helpful, dogspoiler.
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gardengirl wrote:
strwbrrydvl wrote:One robin and the other one I'm not sure. Just a black bird? Looks identical to the robin in size, beak etc but its feathers are black - pretty dark blue colour in the sunlight.


Starling.


Yep, likely a 'Glossy Starling'. Thanks GG, I'm far from being an ornithologist.

gardengirl wrote:
coltsarecute wrote:I found one in the spring, a small black bird with speckles on its back. As far as I remember it was not injured in any way.


Probably also a Starling.


Sounds like that'd be a 'European Starling'.

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