Plucky little Blue Tit BEWARE BLOOD!!!!!!

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  1. Fangman

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    B]NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH[/B]


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    With one damaged leg that I posted a week or so back. But look at the damage round the beak.
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    Damage looks mainly on the right side below the eye
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    Found minced sunflower a temptation to come down to the table.
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    Still manages the fat balls.
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    Close up of the injuries - or is it parasite damage.
    It still takes seed up to a branch and attacks it there as it's usual habit, but was surprised today to see the state of it as it has been a regular visitor for the past week or so.
    Unfortunately it does not look good for survival much longer.​
     
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    Oh dear, so sad to see the little guy injured like that. :(
     
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    what happened? is it parasite damage as you said, or mabey a incident with a window?
     
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    It could be a window incident, that was my first thought, never thought of parasites. Poor guy :(
     
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    Poor guy! Unfortunate for this little critter. On the Photos note...Pic's definitely so injuries in great detail.
     
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    right when I'm eating my supper! haha...oh well..I was warned
     
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    I agree, it won't last long without treatment. Infection will take over soon most likely. Birds hide there illness to the last second. Predators will search for the weakest, so they mask illness as a defense mechanism. This ones small body and hyper metabolism will only hurry its end.

    Great job capturing it's injury, as always, color and detail spot on.
     
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    Good thing you have a bird feeder, it would be difficult for this guy to find food on it's own I assume.
     

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