To help prevent it from spreading you have to regularly clean and sterilise your bird feeders and surfaces where food is placed as well as any drinking/bathing source - something we do religiously here and will do again now. I went outside to get a closer look and although it appeared quite bright, I managed to walk within just a few feet of it before it even realised I was standing there.
|Bullfinch, male: R. Harris|
|The camera wouldn't focus any closer. The discharge|
around the bill can be clearly seen.