Chicks and ticks

Originally posted on wadertales:
How do ticks affect Golden Plover chicks? By utilising data from an existing study, David Douglas and James Pearce-Higgins have discovered that Golden Plover chicks that carry more sheep-ticks Ixodes ricinus have a lower chance of survival. Their findings are written up as a paper in Bird Study. The work is only based on a small sample and the data don’t identify the… Continue reading Chicks and ticks