dannyatb's picture

Ball of Shell Deposits

Observed: 15th July 2011 By: dannyatbdannyatb’s reputation in Invertebratesdannyatb’s reputation in Invertebrates

This round mass of shell deposits was found at Camber Sands beach in East Sussex. It was very fragile and so when I touched the ball of shells, it instantly crumbled. What formed the ball of shells and why?


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Syrphus's picture

Just a guess, but it might be

Just a guess, but it might be a pellet coughed up by a gull, wader or crow which has eaten whole molluscs. What size was the mass?



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Mike Kendall's picture

I agree

I certainly think this had come from a bird, most probably a gull. Scale would have been useful

Mike Kendall

dannyatb's picture

Wow really, I never would

Wow really, I never would have suspected a bird, I didn't know they would cough up something like that, very interesting. Sorry for not supplying a scale but it may have been around 3cm long but not quite sure.