So I pick up the feather and it gets added to the collection and here are just some of my treasures:
In a different woodland area I have also found pellets of a tawny owl and then finally I one day I also found some feathers.
|Greater Spotted Woodpecker|
A favourite find of mine is my heron feather, simply because of the "fluffy but spiky" feel to it. It is also a favourite because I am not 100% sure it is a heron but it was found by the river where I often see one and it is the correct colour and design...if that is the right word!
|Mallard Duck Tail Feather|
I also have a large number of pheasant feathers, in fact they are the ones that always seem to be in my coat pockets and I had to get rid of some as they are just everywhere and I just can't seem to help picking them up. The variety of the design and colour is just fascinating.
I have also been lucky enough to find a number of feathers in the uplands and most of these look like they have been left behind after a predator attack. Although one that has me stumped is the little cluster of golden breast feathers that I found on upland heath and I am not totally sure what they are from and if they are predator or prey. Whatever they are from the golden colour is beautiful. I have also found the odd small feather and a cluster of tiny black and white feathers which were definitely from a predated bird.
|Feather cluster from an unknown upland bird|
|Group of feathers left behind by a predator|
|Typical Gull feathers|
|Black Headed Gull|
|Blue Fronted Amazon|