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Offline Roobarb

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Feather ID
« on: November 07, 2016, 08:52:33 PM »
Found these in a field today, the victim of a raptor of some sort.
There wasn't a lot left, just enough for a few flies  :D
I'm thinking snipe but I'm not at all sure although it must be one of the waders.
Maybe a shooter (we have a few on here don't we?) could confirm.








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Re: Feather ID
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 09:10:23 PM »
No idea but would make a lovely wing!
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Re: Feather ID
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 09:51:00 PM »
Sounds unlikely in the circumstances you describe but the those in the second photo look very much like Owl feathers to me. I was given some once from a roadkill.

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Re: Feather ID
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 11:10:25 PM »
Yep, Sandy has it-woodcock. The came back here a few days ago along with the snipe.
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Re: Feather ID
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2016, 11:32:09 PM »
Umm...
I've had a look around on google and this image of a snipe appears to be a better match for the wing...

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FO4KkP4hFiA/VDbLkNA-opI/AAAAAAAAB94/-G86u4VvC2Y/s1600/IMG_5877%2B(2).JPG


than a woodcock

http://www.ringwoodcock.net/img/Gmeasuring.jpg


It was out on the machair too which isn't woodcock country at all.


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Re: Feather ID
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2016, 09:50:33 AM »
The individual feathers don't have the right markings for Snipe.

http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2009/01/28/todays-mystery-bird-for-you-to-150/

The wings could just as well be Knot  to looking at them.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_b5MwU6zlyjY/R04JCwChVEI/AAAAAAAABc4/BfN7szWJaYo/s400/a+juevenile+red+knot-1.jpg

But again there are no markings. Unless it is two birds :)
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Re: Feather ID
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2016, 10:43:26 AM »
Yes knot looks right for the wing.
To be honest I don't think there are enough bits to be sure!


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Re: Feather ID
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2016, 01:54:09 PM »
Could be golden plover.

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Re: Feather ID
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2016, 04:06:00 PM »
Could be golden plover.

That's a good shout, colour looks spot on too.


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