Poorly Bullfinch!

 
Rob Grimmond
 
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Rob Grimmond
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16 March 2021 17:21
 

That’s a shame, Chris. While disease in Chaffinches and Greenfinches has been much publicised, Bullfinches and other species can suffer. An interesting article can be found at https://www.gardenwildlifehealth.org/portfolio/leg-abnormalities-in-finches/.
If it’s a lot of birds affected, it might be sensible to halt feeding for a while. Otherwise ensure cleanliness at feeding stations.

 
chris thorne
 
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chris thorne
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15 March 2021 15:58
 

I have had Bullfinches visiting our feeders for the last few years with no problems but recently i have had X2 poorly males One has died! whether to an illness or to a local cat ! I clean my feeders & area regularly we have a good number of greenfinches with no problems ! has anyone heard of any problems?? and do I stop feeding??