An infected bird

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Heather Mellon

Such a sad sight to see but you captured him very well in this shot Yves. I looked up what causes baldness in these birds and it stated that the most probable cause is stress during the breeding season or mites and in both cases the feathers will grow back.

Yves Langlois

Thank you very much for the info Heather. I made a drama storyline but I am glad it is not that bad. The guy should be beautyful again for the next mating season.

Debra Plett

I feel sorry for that poor bird. Makes you wonder what really happened to him. Nice composition And colour Yves.

Yves Langlois

Thanks Debra. As stated Heather it is not that bad. It just gives the guy a strange look for a moment. I was not used encounter those kind of problems in the nature. I wonder why I see many of it this season.

Wether this red-shoulder blackbird just wants to look like a vulture or he got badly infected by some wild coronavirus disease.
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
July 28, 2022
blackbird disease bird animal beak agelaius
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
  • Shutter speed: 0.001 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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