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Mysterious Songbird Deaths Investigated

The Lakes and Wildlife Committee has confirmed with the Pennsylvania Game Commission reports of dying songbirds in Pennsylvania & other states. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is requesting that people discontinue feeding birds, and remove bird feeders, etc.

Below is link for more info.

http://www.vet.upenn.edu/research/centers-laboratories/research-initiatives/wildlife-futures-program

MYSTERIOUS SONGBIRD DEATHS INVESTIGATED
Public encouraged to report sightings

WHAT: Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Futures Program (WFP) at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) and officials from the Pennsylvania Game Commission are investigating more than 70 general public reports of songbirds that are sick or dying due to an emerging health condition that is presently unknown.

As of July 1, 2021, reports from the public chronicle both adult and young birds exhibiting signs of the condition. The most common clinical symptoms include discharge and/or crusting around the eyes, eye lesions, and/or neurologic signs such as falling over or head tremors.

Affected birds are being tested for several toxins, parasites, bacterial diseases, and viral infections. To date, test results have been inconclusive.

Twelve species have been reported: Blue Jay, European Starling, Common Grackle, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, House Finch, House Sparrow, Eastern Bluebird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Carolina Chickadee, and Carolina Wren.

WHERE: In Pennsylvania, the reports have been received from 27 counties, including:

Philadelphia, and Bucks, Montgomery, Chester counties: 15 reports

Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill, York counties: 19 reports

Numerous reports have also been received across the United States including the Mid-Atlantic region, extending into the Southeast and eastern upper Midwest. Affected birds were first reported in and around Washington, D.C.

Celebrate 4th of July

We hope that everyone has a safe and Happy 4th of July.

Just a few reminders:

Fireworks are not permitted in Locust Lake Village.
No warnings will be given and the fine is $300.00.

Please be respectful of neighbors and abide
by the 11PM noise curfew.

The maximum speed limit in the village is 25MPH.
Speed limit in amenity areas is 10MPH.

Members, their guests, tenants, and renters of Locust Lake Village POA are prohibited from intentionally causing a public inconvenience or annoyance by engaging in fighting, threatening or any violent behavior. This also includes making unreasonable noise, using obscene language or gestures or causing a hazardous or physically offensive environment with any act that serves no legitimate purpose.

All trash/recycling must be brought to the compactor during the posted hours of operation.
Fine for illegal dumping is $500.00.

Wristbands must be worn at the lakes and
to recreation functions.

There is no solicitation in Locust Lake Village.

Renter Information

Make sure your renters are aware on how to enter the home. The office is getting an abundance of calls asking for that information.

Please tell your renters that the office does not
supply sheets or towels.

All registered renters who are coming in late on July 3rd or 4th, will have their packets placed in a box outside the administration entrance door.