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Hi could some help identify these droppings please. They appeared once a few days ago and no more have appeared since. About 20 scattered over patio and on top of bird house. I can't see any in the grass. They were darker initially and have started to go more brown over the last couple of days. I haven't cleaned them up yet as i'd rather know what I'm dealing with first so know what precautions to take. Pics attached with 5p for size comparison. Thanks in advance.

Struggling to add photos...help anyone?

They are about 1 to 1.5CM long 0.5cm wide, rounded ends. Some are straight some are curled. And they are spread about rather than concentrated in certain areas. No more have appeared since this lot. 

Any help appreciated. Thanks 

Last edited: 03 December 2017 10:54:58

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  • sjrsjr Posts: 5

    I've also just notice some on the top of the fence which seem a bit longer maybe 2cm? It's where my clematis has fallen down which was tied up with garden twine. Gnawed perhaps. There appears to be seeds in the poo I have some bushes with red berries around the patio and near the clematis.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,079

    To upload pics start with the camera icon and follow instructions.  If they don't appear reduce the size ... that usually works.  If it doesn't work give us a shout ... image

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  • sjrsjr Posts: 5

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  • sjrsjr Posts: 5

    Thanks Dovefromabove that seems to have worked ?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,079

    Those look like blackbird poo to me ... if you've got berries in your garden they've been helping themselves ... we've got lots of similar here image

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  • sjrsjr Posts: 5

    Really? I was convinced someone would say rat poo! Phew! Although I was trying to convince myself or couod be squirrel as I've seen a few knocking about in the street recently! I can deal with blackbirds poo if that's what it is. Cheers?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,079

    No ... doesn't look like rat poo to me, and I've seen quite a bit (grew up on a farm image).

    Absolutely nothing to worry about ... enjoy the blackbirds.  'Ours' are stripping the cotoneaster berries from the hedges behind us.  Each winter when those are finished I sprinkle cheap porridge oats and chopped apples in the garden ... we had over 30 blackbirds in the garden one cold day.  If you do  that do it when you get up in the morning and don't put down more than they will clear up by mid afternoon.  You don't want to attract any rats image

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  • We've been seeing these every now and then for the last few years and I think I just found the answer.  It's fieldfare poop!  We were watching one in the bushes this morning and just found a load of this on the fences and decking.  It's been annoying me for years that I couldn't identify it
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,079
    edited 19 January
    Youre probably right @rob.smithgmlj2TA1UbG ... blackbirds, thrushes, fieldfares and redwings are all part of the same family with very similar diets after all ... if you've got fieldfares that's probably what it is ...  at this time of year they're all eating whatever is available ... the last of the cotoneaster berries here were finished off by the blackbirds and a small flock of redwings last week and they've moved on, leaving the blackbirds (local and migrant) to hoover up the apples and  porridge oats on the lawn  :)
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