The Eye of the Finch by cgifford

While I’m happy to report that this particular male finch has both of his eyes, this image draws attention to what is called finch eye disease. Infected birds can actually become blind and thus starve to death, unable to see food, or fall prey to unseen predators. I became aware of this disease a couple of years ago when I began my quest of close-up wildlife images. It is heartbreaking to see them suffer.

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