06-22-2016, 08:21 AM
Welcome to the forums!
From the photos I'd say that black thing you see is most likely dried blood from a pin feather which has ruptured.
If your budgie is more of a messy eater, another possibility could be a seed that somehow ended up there and got stuck (this can also happen after a vomiting episode, to have a seed or two stuck on the face/head area), it could be rapeseed which is common on canary seed mixes.
Since you are able to handle your budgie and are in a better position to carefully inspect the area, you would be able to see if this is truly the dried scab from a broken pin feather or not.
If you don't feel comfortable in further inspecting the area for fear of injuring your budgie, then having your budgie seen by an avian vet specialist would be the best course of action and will hopefully put your mind at ease.
Best of luck with everything!
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Last edited by aluz; 06-22-2016 at 08:30 AM.