gwj54's picture

Bird strike

Observed: 14th December 2009 By: gwj54
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
gwj54’s reputation in Birdsgwj54’s reputation in Birds
P1010494 007
P1010494 007

Scatter of feathers / pigeon similar to photo 13.9 though in an area of dense undergrowth. No bones so presumably a bird

    Likely ID
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


Exobasidium's picture

Bird Strike

The large feathers are whole so I suspect a bird strike such as by a Goshawk or female Sparowhawk. If a carnivore had eaten the bird some of the feather tips wouls have been missing.