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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Chaffinch (Forest of Dean)

Two different Chaffinches, the first is ok, but, the second one has Bumblefoot, Avian pox. It is horrible to you and I, but, it doesn't affect the poor birds.

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27 comments:

  1. wow! glad it doesn't really hurt them!

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  2. Mister Bushell beautiful shots again. I hope the bird does not feel any pain. Have a great weekend.
    Marijke

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  3. This photos was beautiful! Love this bird. Well done.

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  4. Lovely shots Bob.
    It's a horrible looking thing on the legs though. Poor birds. It must feel like wearing big boots.

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  5. gorgeous birds ! beautiful shots again! I wonder how you do ??
    have a nice weekend bob

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  6. Great images Bob there seems to be a lot of suffering birds in the UK at the moment..
    Another driving vid ftom the loopy guy tomorrow...I hope it makes a bit more sense about what I was trying to achieve...
    Take care

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  7. Bob , What causes this. It's a calcium excrescence or disease?

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  8. You saw the Chaffinch on my post Bob, but you've got the more colourful Male :-)

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  9. Lieber Bob,
    es ist traurig, wenn die armen Tiere leiden müssen.
    Wir können ihnen nicht helfen.
    Liebe Abendgrüße schickt Dir
    Irmi

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  10. Hi Bob!
    Amazing birdshot as allways.
    Greetings from sweden
    /Ingemar

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  11. Bob, what a pretty little bird! Great shots!

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  12. Poor bird, but if it doesn't really hurt them it's OK.
    They are lovely:)

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  13. you are amazing, Bob



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  14. Wonder if it experiences pain.
    Humans would for sure.

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  15. Ein Buchfink, lovely photos,
    have a nice day
    Crissi

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  16. Beautiful bird... great shots!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  17. Great images Bob.

    That disease looks horrible on the poor birds legs, it must have some effect on their day to day functions...[;o(

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  18. Beautifully composed picture with nice colors!

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  19. being a bird lover...iam instantly in love with r blog...keep it up! great photography...

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  20. Bob, both birds look beautiful. I do feel sorry for the second one, though.

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  21. Aww he looks like he stepped in something...

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  22. Bob,
    He's beautiful and it's good to hear he's not uncomfortable.
    Brad

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  23. Never saw this condition on birds. I have seen the disease around the eyes of finches but don't know what it is called. It eventually blinds them.

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  24. ooooh, poor little second bird...looks like he has a cast on his leg...at least it doesn't bother him...and his leg's not *rotting away* underneath :/

    great pictures...as always. and thanks for letting us know what was going on with that bird...i wouldn't have known if i had spotted him!

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  25. Gorgeous birds, I am glad to hear this pox does not affect the birds. Great shots, Bob!

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  26. Oh, my, I've never heard of such a thing. Poor bird. What would cause this?

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