Animals

By Mike Jones


What do you call a deer with a jackdaw perched on its nose? No-eye deer!

This stag appeared to have a large black visor covering his eyes when the large black bird landed on its face.

As the jackdaw bent forward to pick a tick out of the deer’s coat, it completely blocked the animal’s eyes from view.

PIC BY Max Ellis / Caters News

The stag did not appear too alarmed by the intrusion, however, with the bird doing it a favour by looking after its fur.

The moment was captured on camera in Richmond Park, London, by Richmond-based photographer Max Ellis.

Max, 46, said: “These jackdaws search for ticks and fleas in the deer’s coats.

“The stags appreciate must appreciate the attention as they tolerate the invasion.

“I have been a professional illustrator for 25 years, but the photography began to overtake the illustration work about five years ago.”