What are the 'flu like diseases called in birds
I'm trying to figure out what a bluejay just died of. I have noticed yellow finches getting it as well. What happens is the bird puffs up and appears cold, but always sticks by the birdbath to get water even though he is obviously having a hard time breathing. Then when he went to the bathroom and just was sitting in it it was green. I guess its a severe Respiratory infection some birds get. Its sad to watch. He went downhill very quickly and I was by his side till the end. Gave him a stick to grab onto, boy did he squeeze it tightly then off to heaven he went. The weather has gone from warm to cold very quickly here in the east. Just curious if anyone knows the illness??