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Greenfinch oddity

a greenfinch seen today in a private garden though seemingly in good health visually and was ground feeding well ,was plagued with a very deformed right foot, very scaly pale grey ,rather club footed would be the best description,hopping action was not as bouncy as you would imagine but as mentioned before , it seemed to be eating well and flitting in an out of nearby shrubs it didn't seem in any distress

Re: Greenfinch oddity

Unfortunately this condition is not uncommon in ground feeding birds have a look at the BTO web page
I have seen many such afflicted birds when handled for ringing purposes.