Over the years, I have managed to see and/or hear a range of widlife from my office at Haugh Head, Wooler. Highlights have included a ghost moth, zebra (jumping) spider, twite and even a house mouse that decided to take a rather large jump! That story is for another day.
Today, I found a new species in the office but on a very unlikely host. Whilst scanning a document, i noticed a house fly feeding on my desk. Closer inspection revealed that it was carrying an unwanted guest - a tick. You can see from the photograph that the tick is quite large (between the front legs) and appears to be attached just under the wing area. This was something that I have not seen before. hopefully it is of interest.