Hi. I have found a number of these in the house, mostly in the loft and mostly dead. As you can see from the photo (I hope), they are about 15mm long and mid to dark brown in colour. I have searched Google but can't seem to find anything that looks like a match. I would be very grateful for any help. I am in Warwickshire if that helps. Many thanks.
Thanks for that - I'm sure you are right. I see they are often found in birds' nests, and I do have a starling nest in the roof. One more question - should I be concerned?
"Should I be concerned?"
If numbers are low, no - one can't completely insualte oneself from the nature world outside the home.
If numbers are higher, and/or you find them being a nuisance, you can contact your local pest control office(r) to get their advice. They may know a particular creature is a pest in a particular area and if it is, they may have an action plan. Although they shouldn't damage the structure of your house, they could be interested in food-related components such as wallpaper paste (starch), as well as their normal diet of cereal grains, etc.