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Old Tuesday 14th November 2017, 20:47   #1
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ID disease?

This chaffinch and her mate regularly visits my feeders, but the poor things have tree trunk legs. Does anyone know what this could be and if it is contagious to all my other visitors?
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Old Tuesday 14th November 2017, 20:55   #2
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Old Tuesday 14th November 2017, 21:00   #3
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Oh my goodness that’s terrible. Thank you Nutcracker
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Old Wednesday 15th November 2017, 01:37   #4
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Commonly seen in Chaffinches..
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Our resident Chaffinches have it in abundance but we are now getting good numbers of migrants which hopefully will not contract it. Only seen it in one other species on our feeders, Bullfinch, male on one foot.
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Old Wednesday 15th November 2017, 19:13   #6
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You should be sure to clean your feeder perches regularly - it's contagious (for birds, not for us) and can spread amongst your feeder population.
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