[Tweeters] ID by one feather?
muntsm at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 22:18:40 PDT 2011
Sorry forgot the site address:
On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 10:16 PM, Mike Munts <muntsm at gmail.com> wrote:
> You can also try the US Fish and Wildlife Service's online feather atlas.
> It has a feather ID tool you might try. For those of you who are not
> familiar with this site, the entire site deals with the identification of
> single feathers and includes an easy to use tool that will walk you the ID.
> It it limited to wing and tail feathers but does include most US species.
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 9:46 PM, Anna Coles <acolesmauve at hotmail.com>wrote:
>> Hello, Tweetsters,
>> I got a glimpse of the back of a bird in a forested area off Highway 97
>> between Toppenish and Goldendale (in the state park?); my friend took a
>> picture of a feather, which might be from the mystery bird. (I can find out
>> location more precisely if needed.) The time was late September 2011.
>> Here is what I saw: a large bird (around Peregrine Falcon
>> size--definitely larger than a crow) flying away from me, overall solid dark
>> slate blue/gray. It was in a mixed pine/fir forest, to my recollection.
>> The wings seemed long to me, but not pointed like a falcon's wing.
>> If you send me an email message, I can forward the image of the feather to
>> you, if you want to try to ID the bird. That email address is
>> acoles at uw.edu.
>> Anyone have an idea what the bird might be?
>> Thank you,
>> Anna Coles
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>> Tweeters at u.washington.edu
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