Thursday, 26 September 2013

Nest-box predated

Who or what did this ? This nest-box housed a Great Tit nest, but something has pulled the bedding out through the entrance hole. No beak marks to indicate a woodpecker, no claw or tooth marks to betray a mammal. Not all signs are easy to read. 

Monday, 9 September 2013

Brown Rat Droppings

The droppings of Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus. Typically 1-2cm in length and often pointed at one end. They are usually placed in a pile in a corner, by a wall, or alongside something, in this case a mat. These are fresh, as they are moist. Taken in on apartment balcony in Budapest, Hungary, by Gerard Gorman.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Sneak preview of plate of the tracks of small mammals

Here is another pre-publication preview of a plate from my book POCKET GUIDE TO TRACKS AND SIGNS. Due out end of this year with New Holland/Bloomsbury. This time the tracks of small mammals.