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Old 09-10-09, 09:50 PM
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Has anyone seen a growth like this on or near a Sparrows eye or any other bird & is it contageous?
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Old 10-10-09, 02:35 AM
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It doesn't look infected - although I'm no expert. I've seen some birds with ulcers and growths from ticks etc, and this looks quite clean and dry. Maybe this is an old growth of some description, but the bird - a Dunnock by the way - looks healthy in all other respects. It's hopefully not affecting the bird too much.
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Old 10-10-09, 10:32 AM
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As Alan says it doesn't look as it it's stopping the bird from eating so hopefully won't cause too many problems.....though sadly if the eye becomes too affected it might do regarding it not being able to see food or prey etc.
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Old 10-10-09, 07:23 PM
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Many thanks Alan & Ruth. Just shows my inexperience in bird ID but I am lucky to have knowledgeable people like you to help me. Many thanks as it is appreciated. Regarding the health of the Dunnock:- I recall that I thought that I overheard someone that also observed it, say that it was contageous & it eventually kills the bird? Kind regards. Pete.
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Heres a jackdaw that used to come to my garden, it looks like the actual eye to me , like a birth defectbird-disease-img_20121022_152832.jpg
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Old 22-10-12, 04:21 PM
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I've had this young Jackdaw with an affliction visiting my garden too
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Old 23-10-12, 02:07 PM
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Dunnocks can get avian pox, usually from great tits. Looks like your bird might have this disease. Make sure you keep your feeding station nice and clean (I use Ark-Klens).
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