8/18/2008

Feather ID needed

I found this feather in the garden over the weekend and I was wondering what other people thought it could be. Please leave a comment with your thoughts.

4 comments:

Susan Gets Native said...

I'm gonna call it a Cooper's Hawk wing feather. My first thought was barred owl, but they don't have that brown "V" shape; instead they have uneven brown bars.
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Owlman said...

Thanks a lot Susan. I thought it might be a Screech owl feather but suspected that the feather was way to big.

Susan Gets Native said...

The biggest feather on a screech owl would be a tail feather, and they have a straighter dark line instead of a "V".

Cool feather ID place: Feather Atlas

A good, one-stop shop for feather ID's. They don't have EVERYTHING, but it's a great place to start if you are unsure of what kind of bird it fell off of.
: )

Owlman said...

Thanks Susan, I'll check it out.