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.
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.
A new book on European wildlife signs published September 2014. Click the cover image for more details
WELCOME TO TRACKS & SIGNS
This blog deals with the tracks and signs that wildlife leave. These include foot, hoof, claw and paw prints, trails, dung, scat, sprait, pellets, spawn, eggs, feathers, fur, nests, burrows, dens, bones, food remains etc. Get out there, get tracking and please contribute with comments and photos. Gerard Gorman
Central & Eastern European Wildlife
Gerard Gorman is author of this book, published in 2008 by Bradt. It has sections on Looking For Wildlife and Tracks And Signs.