another photo from a different angle.
By way of background: I've been experiencing insect bites of some kind off-and-on for the last couple of weeks--maybe an average of one itchy bite every few days, usually overnight. I live in New York, so my first thought was bed bugs, but I've searched meticulously over every inch of my bedroom and haven't seen any of the tell-tale markers (although I know that in itself is not necessarily proof of anything).
Yesterday, though, I found this bug in my bathroom and took those photos. It's similar in size and color to a bed bug, but I've looked at every photo of bed bugs I can find online, and they don't look the same to me. I also found these pictures
of fleas, which I think look more like the bug I found (same body shape and legs-to-body ratio).
Last piece of evidence--my bedroom and bathroom have windows that open out to the same ledge (they're adjacent rooms), and I have seen a lot of pigeons out there since I moved in. So that seems to support the flea theory, but I don't know enough to be sure.
I'm trying to remain unbiased and finding it difficult, so please help me out here. I still have the bug and can take some more photos, if that would be useful.