brown thrasher bird looks sick
i'm a bird and animal lover and i feed the birds in my backyard daily. i have a very large flock of different birds that come and feed. i have notice for the last week a brown thrasher that wasn't quite acting right. the last few days he stays in one of my feeders that is open and eats and is always scratching his head and body. he is missing alot of feathers around his head and you can see the pink skin. he also looks like he might be missing an eye. His beak seems very long. i wish i could catch him and have him checked out. i'm concerned for the other birds if it is something contagious. He gets around pretty well and is eating and drinking. He does fly but not very strong.
I appreciate any advice and info.
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