From time to time a bird is seen with a bill which has become distorted in growth. One such is this blackbird which has been visiting the garden for months. I would imagine it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for it to hunt for worms in the ground but it has learned to put its head on one side so it can pick up any seeds which drop from the feeders. So far it seems to have thrived well.
One species whose numbers have declined rapidly in this area is the Greenfinch so it was a real pleasure to spot this one waiting to find a vacant perch on the seed feeder,
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