Distressed Great Tit

Distressed Great Tit

Observation - Distressed Great Tit - UK and Ireland. Description: It was quite distressing to see this poor, unfortunate creature struggling to eat at our feeders today. Not only does it have a malformed beak, the upper mandible being about twice as long as the lower, but it has what appears to be an infection causing a

It was quite distressing to see this poor, unfortunate creature struggling to eat at our feeders today. Not only does it have a malformed beak, the upper mandible being about twice as long as the lower, but it has what appears to be an infection causing a swelling around its left eye.

Having spotted another Great Tit with a swelling beneath its beak earlier this winter (it's still with us), we've replaced and/or washed our feeders but this poor chap also seems affected. It looks worse being wet and bedraggled but I can't imagine it will be long for this world, poor thing.