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THRUSHES ANVIL

Observed: 16th January 2010 By: foxyfoxy’s reputation in Birdsfoxy’s reputation in Birds
THRUSHES ANVIL
Description:

A stone used by a thrush to break open shells of snails,this one is surrouded by shells of snails that it probably rooted out from the base of nearby oak trees if the ground disturbance is anything to go by

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Cepaea snails

I can see some shells that are clearly brown-lipped, struggling to find any in the photo that are clearly white-lipped?

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Cepaea snails

Hi Martin,
you can stop struggling,I had trouble with my computer last night and put in wrong species in frustation,managed to compound my error by repeating it.Exobasidium is totally correct,I think there is also a Stawberry snail shell at 5oclock of the rock and maybe another species at the tip of the brown oak leaf bottom centre.

foxy

Foxy