Blackbird with abnormal ?diseased legs & white spots
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Can anyone throw any light on what is wrong with this bird's legs?
More common on feral pigeons.
I don't think this is simply club foot. You can see that the white covering extends up both legs.
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I've had what I think is the right answer from the BTO. It's a reaction to a mite infestation. It looks like this to a medic like me - the mite apparently causes irritation which produces an ichthyotic reaction on the legs.
Lat/Lng: 51.47, -2.6
OS grid ref: ST584747
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