Sunday, 18 April 2010

Poor old "Crossbill" Tit

Blue Tit
Showing the difficulty it has picking up leftovers
Neck seems to be held on by a few sinews
How the same bird looked on 17th December
The Blue Tit with the deformed bill first seen just before the really bad weather in December has survived the winter. However, both mandibles seem to have grown considerably since December, which you can see if you compare the first and last photos. You can also see that the plumage is still in a terrible state. The slab of fat has kept this bird artificially alive, so it almost would have seemed kinder if it had died in the cold weather.

1 comment:

Blackbird said...

Poor little thing! Wouldn't it be possible to trap it and 'trim' its beak?