Date: 9/21/19 5:09 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Best Bike Ride Feather today
All guessed Wild Turkey, which was my guess. Many remarked on its beauty.

BTW there was only the feather and no carcass, so not a road kill

Jim S

On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 4:55 PM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>

> I chanced upon this feather near the end of my ride. The locale is mostly
> cornfields with a narrow bit of woodland at one edge and a bordering
> housing area. It's probably not a great puzzle about ID, but here it is
> for your enjoyment, if not puzzlement.
> The first image is DENSE if necessary for investigation, but the others
> are low KB resolution...
> Not a lot of vocals other than Jay and Crows and likely RTHAs...
> Sad to see in today's WAPOST the article [North America has lost
> nearly...] about the loss of 3 BIL birds over the past 1/2 century...
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County
> WA Co. MOS member
> C&O count coordinator

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