The following images are of a Greenfinch photographed in the garden today. The bird is looking extremely poorly and is probably suffering from Trichomoniasis. The trichomonad parasite lives in the upper digestive tract of the bird, and its actions progressively block the bird’s throat making it unable to swallow food, thus killing it by starvation. You can find information on the subject on the RSPB site along with a reporting procedure.
Wasp Spiders at Chyverton reserve Cornwall. 21st Aug 2017. - Wasp spider (Argiope) waiting for unsuspecting prey. Which turned out to be a froghopper!
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