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Unknown feathers

Observed: 9th March 2011 By: scottscott’s reputation in Birdsscott’s reputation in Birdsscott’s reputation in Birds
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I found these in the Coventry cathedral I have looked into possibly being a pheasant but there aren't any in the area and purely from pictures on the internet theses aren't pheasant feathers

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scott's picture

hi, it's Scott here, I was

hi, it's Scott here, I was just wondering if you had any proof or evidence for your revision of a woodcock. I only ask this because i really need to be 100% sure

nightfly's picture

Hi Scott,They are very

Hi Scott,

They are very distinctive feathers, I'm familiar with them as Ive used them for many years for tying trout flies. I have plenty of them in my possesion, if you want I could photograph and post identical feathers.

Edit-- These are back feathers from a woodcock, dorsal feathers.

Cathal.

scott's picture

thanks I didn't doubt much

thanks I didn't doubt much what you had told me, I was just a bit unsure especially of where i found but thanks any way. do you know any of the other feathers I've put up any help would be greatly appreciated.

Scott.

nightfly's picture

Hi Scott, I'd really only be

Hi Scott,

I'd really only be guessing at your other feathers. The barred wing quill is very nice, but I cannot say for certain if its raptor, wader (curlew or similar), juvenile gull or even game bird? What size is it? I just dont know but its a nice feather.

Cathal.

David Jardine's picture

Did you look up?

Did you look up into the Cathedral? Might these be the pluckings of the bird of prey living on the cathedral? One of the major search engines engines easily found references to 'peregrines on coventry cathedral', which possibly explains why woodcock feathers were being found in the city

All the best

Stix's picture

Woodcock feathers

I agree with David, I would say these feathers are the result of a perigrine kill.

Stix's picture

Woodcock feathers

I agree with David, I would say these feathers are the result of a perigrine kill.

Stix's picture

Woodcock feathers

I agree with David, I would say these feathers are the result of a peregrine kill.