Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Bloated blue tit

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Tuesday 15th January 2019, 13:55   #1
AlBirds
Registered User

 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Market Drayton Shropshire
Posts: 3
Bloated blue tit

There is a bloated blue tit who visits the table , I am concerned what is causing this condition,I keep the table clean and the food I provide is specially for birds I would very much appreciate any information or advice on what the reason for this could be Thankyou https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzVJXkV-ihs
AlBirds is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 15th January 2019, 14:44   #2
KC Foggin
Super Moderator
BF Supporter 2019
 
KC Foggin's Avatar

 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Myrtle Beach SC "Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places"
Posts: 262,098
I know when they are cold they will fluff up quite a bit so could that possibly be what's going on with your weather?
__________________
KC a/k/a common KC

Karma - What you send out
Comes right back at ya
KC Foggin is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 15th January 2019, 15:04   #3
mark clements
Registered User

 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 5
Ooh, that looks bloated rather than 'fluffy' to me.
As shown when it leans forward to peck food, it almost rolls. When they fluff up the feathers would collapse back in.
Don't now the cause though.
mark clements is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 15th January 2019, 15:53   #4
delia todd
Moderator but....... If I say the wrong thing put it down to Senior Moments
BF Supporter 2019
 
delia todd's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 251,670
....No.... I had one like that last year (can't find my pictures though, sorry).

I did speak to the local Scottish Wildlife Trust, and they'd not heard of any others showing that condition.

It gradually became more and more lethargic and sadly eventually died.

No others were affected.

Please keep us posted Al, and let us know what happens and if you get any more information.
__________________
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed

Down Under Trip Report

2006 63, 2007 52, 2008 46, 2009 32, 2010 31, 2011 27 Total 81

Latest Patch tick: Magpie
18091

The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing - Socrates
delia todd is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 15th January 2019, 20:14   #5
AlBirds
Registered User

 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Market Drayton Shropshire
Posts: 3
Thank you very much for your comments, I have done some research on the internet there's so many different courses that it could be, I just hope I don't find the little bird on the ground dead, I will keep you posted cos it keeps popping back every so often, it has been like this now for a few days.
AlBirds is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caine's invalid (chinese) Blue-breasted/Blue Quail Calalp Bird Name Etymology 1 Friday 6th April 2018 17:20
New Video: Pea Blue Butterfly - with Hill Hadge Blue (added by aloktewari) BirdForum TV BirdForum TV Discussion 0 Sunday 16th April 2017 08:00
Pls Identify this Dark Blue bird with a blue line on the head acatgain Bird Identification Q&A 2 Tuesday 13th November 2012 13:07
Bloated chaffinch Ppetlamb UK & Ireland County By County Patches 0 Saturday 28th July 2012 23:43
Vivonne Bay Blue: Superb Blue Wrens of Kangaroo Island jedigrant Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD 0 Saturday 13th June 2009 00:33



Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.16927409 seconds with 19 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 06:05.