Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Who does this belong to?

Can you ID this feather?

My sister sent me this shot and really stumped me for awhile on what bird this came from.  The feather was found in a wooded area, fairly close to the ocean in Rhode Island.  It measures about 14" long.  She saw a large hawk/bird of prey in the yard with a white underside.  So you can you ID this feather? 
Was this feather from the hawk? Or the prey of the hawk? Or completely unrelated?  
Comment below on what you think.  Stay tuned for the answer.  

The answer is: Wild Turkey.  The hawk was unrelated as a Turkey is way too big of prey for a probably a Red-Tailed Hawk.  

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