4 days ago handled sickbird w/eye infect. Wore gloves, washed. Now have flu sym. Ear sinus throat, low grade fvr. Coincidence? BTW cat ate bird

Most Likely Not. If you wore gloves and washed your hands after touching bird, this is probably just a coincidence. However, if this does not seem to be resolving in a "normal fashion", lasting much longer than a viral infection, I would get it checked. Cat is OK. Disgusting, but OK! :-)
Could be a coinciden. U r having a cold or allergies if u do not improve in one weekly with your dr and inform him u have a contact with a sick bird so he will order appropriate cultures.