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Photo#937093
bird mites - Ornithonyssus

bird mites - Ornithonyssus
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
June 12, 2014
The Bluebirds in my nest box recently fledged, so today I cleaned out the old nest and found loads of these mites.

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Pretty good photo
Had two people last week submit these because they were being bitten/irritated in the house after the fledglings left the nests on the side of their houses, abandoning their blood-thirsty mite buddies.

 
Thanks Don
These mites must have a big affect on the young birds in the nest. There were hundreds of them. I wouldn't want all of them coming after me in the house once the birds fledge!

 
bird mites
been plagued for a long time with bites, anyone else out there getting bit by these mites?

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