SS9769 : Greenfinch and parasitic tick

taken 2 years ago, near to Boverton, The Vale of Glamorgan/Bro Morgannwg, Great Britain

Greenfinch and parasitic tick
Greenfinch and parasitic tick
Parasites, such as this tick, are not uncommon on wild birds. Ticks are more often than not found on species such as Robin, Blackbird and Dunnock that spend a great deal of time foraging on the ground. Those species utilising old nests, House Martin, Swallow and Swift in particular are also prone to carry flat flies. All such parasites have a debilitating affect upon birds, often resulting in the death of their hosts. Wildlife is not without its problems and ugliness despite our oft worn rose tinted spectacles!
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bird 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 979 691 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.7028N 3:28.0898W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 979 690
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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