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Red kite feathers? (added via Android)

Observed: 19th August 2013 By: ecs65ecs65’s reputation in Birdsecs65’s reputation in Birds
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These feathers were found and identified by my 6 year old daughter.

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Feathers

I hope that she is right!

However, this is one of those where any agreement is difficult without an idea of the size of the feathers, the circumstance of the feathers being found and so on.

Any extra detail?

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Not much detail

The smaller feather is about 5cm long, the larger one about 10cm.

Very little detail about the circumstances. My daughter saw the bigger one on the path beside the hedge and announced that she had found a red kite feather, a couple of metres further along we found another one. I thought she might be right so I brought them home. We see a red kite almost daily, earlier this year I saw 8 in one go round the corner to where these feathers were found.

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Feathers

Seems likely, I agree. Breast feathers, presumably. Well done to your daughter!

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