Saturday, 19 February 2011

Scaly Leg

 At the moment there are about 5 Dunnocks visiting my garden, both taking seed from the bird table and flicking around  in the promiscuous way that Dunnocks are renowned for.
 It was while looking at these these morning I noticed one seemed to be finding it hard to walk.
On looking closer I could see one of its legs seemed to be swollen and extremely scaly.
A bit of research showed this to be what I believe is known as scaly leg, an infection caused by mites that get under the scales of the birds leg.


Dunnock with scaly leg infection


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