I love photographing Chaffinches. You have to get the exposure just right to show their plumage in all its glory. The females are subtle and beautiful. This one has very badly infected feet. I’ve not been able to discover whether this is a case of Chaffinch warts, Fringilla papilloma virus, or whether it’s a mite infection or both:
Which ever it is, I’m glad I don’t have it. I’ve written about the need to keep bird feeders clean before:
If you’re going to feed birds artificially, please clean your feeders thoroughly and frequently.