Dead greenfinches

Observation - Dead greenfinches. Description: We have not seen any of the affected great tits as reported in the press this week but saw a strange thing a couple of days ago - 2 dead greenfinches under the bird feeder in our garden in the Gower peninsula. The greenfinches seemed unmarked - no lesi

We have not seen any of the affected great tits as reported in the press this week but saw a strange thing a couple of days ago - 2 dead greenfinches under the bird feeder in our garden in the Gower peninsula.

The greenfinches seemed unmarked - no lesions or feathers damaged by a cat/sparrowhawk/whatever. The feeder is on an apple tree near the house with a lot of ivy, hedge, and grass around it making a fairly dense cover under the tree.

A day or so later we saw a very sick-looking bullfinch on a windowsill, it seemed to be breathing heavily and later disappeared.