[Tweeters] Poop Question

Tom and Carol Stoner tcstonefam at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 15:51:20 PST 2022


Do birds ever have solid poop? Based on my experience, I think the answer
is no, but I ask to be sure. I'm not thinking about owl pellets.

I have found what I think are two solid poops a couple weeks apart on our
deck railing near the suet. The poops are egg shaped, 3/4" - 1" long. The
first one was pale in color and contained very small bones, perhaps fish,
and something I took to be perlite. The second was light brown and seemed
to be made up of the soil amendments peat and perlite, with perhaps some
very finely crushed shell.

After looking at the Carnivore Spotter, I'm thinking opossum or raccoon as
likely culprits. Is there any resource for poop id?

We're in a part of West Seattle with lots of unmaintained spaces.

Carol Stoner
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