[Tweeters] ID by one feather?

Mike Munts 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:

> Anna,


> 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.


> Mike

> Colville


> 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

>> Seattle




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