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At the beginning of this year, you may remember that I posted the following picture of a Dark-eyed Junco with a very visible growth on its left side.

What is wrong with the left side of this Junco?

What is wrong with the left side of this Junco?

Since then I hadn’t been seeing it and was thinking the worst could have happened. However, today, I noticed a Junco that had the same lopsided gait, and took the following photos. If it is the same bird, the tumor is no longer visible, and only a few feathers are still sticking out.

Dark-eyed Junco, with left wing higher than right one.

Dark-eyed Junco, with left wing higher than right one.

Dark-eyed Junco with tumor no longer visible.

Dark-eyed Junco with tumor no longer visible.

If it is the same bird, this Junco is a resilient bird indeed, appearing so bravely in a very cold an windy day. If it could talk, perhaps it could tell us volumes about how to cure tumors.

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