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Observed: 18th December 2010 By: Geoff and Marga...

These droppings were photographed in the garden of a nephew who lives in Gnosall, Staffordshire. We think they were probably left by a large bird of some kind. Any suggestions? (He did see some bird's footprints, but they were covered by snow before he could photograph them.)


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Looks a bit like squirrel droppings to me. Also could be hedgehog. Could be a bird but in my experience bird droppings tend to have some white in them from the uric acid crystals.

anonymous spotter's picture

Droppings -

It could well be a small mammal, as pointed out above, bird droppings usually (but not always) have some white in them. There appear to be some seeds in this one - possibly haws? That would suggest a softbill bird such as blackbird, thrush, or starling if it is a bird.