hywel.davies3's picture

Riverside droppings

Observed: 5th December 2010 By: hywel.davies3
    Likely ID
    Bird, probably pheasant
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


anonymous spotter's picture

Bird dropping?

The white looks like uric acid, which is how birds and reptiles excrete nitrogenous waste instead of as urine. This saves water (and weight - important for birds).

tarkamerl's picture

bird dropping

I agree, it does look like a bird dropping, possibly a goose?

Montgomeryshire mammal recorder and generalist

A Powell's picture

bird dropping

Have you got pheasants around there? Not certain if a pheasant dropping should be thicker.

hywel.davies3's picture

bird dropping

Yes, there are pheasants around Llanilar, although I've never seen them down by the river. Thanks for the info!

the naturalist man's picture

Bird dropping

From the size and shape I would say definitely pheasant. Move it onto the bird forum and see whet you get there.

Graham Banwell

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