I found this piece of fallen tree trunk in a forest in the Bull Hills, Hungary yesterday. The rotten tree had snapped off at a weak spot, where a woodpecker had excavated its nesting cavity. Given the location and dimensions of the cavity it is almost certainly an old nest of White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos (Gerard Gorman).
A food storage mound of Steppe Mouse Mus spicilegus. This one was around 1 metre across at the base and had been there for some time as weeds had grown up through it. Photo taken near Bogacs, Hungary, October 2014, 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.