Date: 7/6/18 6:26 pm
From: Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Feather identification?
Thanks, Alicia! That atlas seems like a great site indeed.

BTW, I've become considerably more educated about the prickly (or should
I say feathery) legalities of feather collecting than I was this
morning. So, for the record, the feather is no longer in my possession,
and back in the wild where it belongs. Perhaps another bird will reuse
it for nest decoration (say, do squirrels ever use feathers for their
dreys?) :-)


On 07/06/2018 07:30 PM, Alicia Plotkin wrote:
> The Feather Atlas <>, put
> together by the Fish & Wildlife service, is a pretty cool resource. 
> I'm no expert but your feather does seem a lot like the primaries for
> an adult Red-Shoulder shown here
> <>.
> Alicia
> On 7/6/2018 7:48 PM, Jonathan Rotondo-McCord wrote:
>> So I'm pretty sure this feather is from a red-shouldered hawk, but
>> I'd appreciate someone more expert confirming it:
>> I found it on a bike ride this morning around my neighborhood (just
>> west of Mandeville). Just a few minutes before, in another part of
>> the neighborhood, I heard a red-shouldered hawk calling, and looked
>> up to see it being harassed by a mockingbird. I wonder if the feather
>> is from the same bird?

Jonathan Rotondo-McCord

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