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Chaffinch with diseased feet

Observed: 9th April 2013 By: corylus
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Have seen this bird over the last few days.Is this the disease connected to dirty feeders?I have cleaned on a regular basis but have been giving more foods due to the bad weather & an aggressive Blackcap has meant resiting hanging feeders.There has been a small area of droppings on grass which I have attempted to wash & disinfect.This has been worse due to a dry spell but we have had rain now.Does this disease develop quickly ?I have seen this bird only affected.Any help would be much appreciated.

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Species with which Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) interacts


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Thank you very much for the prompt & useful link

I feel somewhat relieved although I was slightly aware of this condition & did not connect to wild birds but Poultry which a nearby neighbour keeps.I don't think I can do much but I can record this.Many thanks Ian.

Hazel Trevan