Saturday, 4 December 2010

Bullfinch with Papillomavirus

We had been up at Lane Head taking some pictures of Waxwing when we spotted this Bullfinch. Unfortunately we noticed its lower leg and feet.We have been informed that it is a disease named  Papillomavirus . Itdidnt seem to spoil its appetite for the Rowan Berries


DJSutcliffe said...

I had a Chaffinch with the same condition last winter Mike. Not sur if it survived or not or if the disease has fatal consequences once they get it (?)

Mick and Kath Sharpe said...

Hi DJ ,
I rang the BTO and they told me that the bird can sometimes loose their legs .or worse still can die. Horrible thing to have to live with