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P1050003

Observed: 5th January 2011 By: Terry Quinn
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
P1050003
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ophrys's picture

Not Woodcock

This is certainly not a Woodcock feather, as the pattern is wrong. It does look better for Buzzard, but an indication of size would be useful...it looks quite large.

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Peadar na Breac's picture

On reflection...

On reflection I agree this is not a Woodcock feather,most especially as it is too big.But I don't agree that it is the wrong pattern for a Woodcock under wing feather which I think is really quite similar, but rather smaller.
Regards Peter

ophrys's picture

Much smaller

An underwing feather, which would not therefore be a primary, secondary or tertiary feather,would be much, much smaller..no comparison at all.

This looks more like a large tail feather, with equal width on the inner and outer webs.

Accurate size would still be useful, to make a proper decision, I think.

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