I believe a bird rubbed itself on a branch to remove a huge parasite...

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Di Collins Kirley
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I believe a bird rubbed itself on a branch to remove a huge parasite...

I was taking macro shots of a praying mantis when I heard a commotion in the grevillea. By the time I got there the bird (a butcher, I think) was flying off and I noticed a feather still in the bush. Having my macro on I took a few shots. It was only when I put them on the big screen that I noticed in what looks like a parasite in one shot but was clearly not there in the very next frames.  

Draw your own conclusions... 

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