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Sam5 Green lacewing
Green lacewing commented on by Sam5 Florida, USA8 years ago

Thanks

Sam5 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Sam5 Florida, USA8 years ago

That is a good size. What I can tell you is that it looks like a secondary feather and that it doesn't look like its from a hawk. On the hawks the bands go all the way through the feather not just one half. It's also not a turkey because they have the thin bands like that but again the bands go all the way across the feather not just half. Another thing that's confusing is that the bands are on the leading edge of the feather, when most birds with these type of markings have the bands on the trailing edge. Some game birds have markings on the leading edge but most would be to small for this feather. I wish I could help you more. What type of area was it found in. Obviously it's from a decent size bird if its 12 inches. Also check out not only birds found in that area but the immature plumage of those birds. Hope this helps.

Sam5 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Sam5 Florida, USA8 years ago

It's a beautiful feather. It's not from a red-shouldered hawk. How big is it

Sam5 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Sam5 Massachusetts, USA8 years ago

Hard to tell because you cant see the face, but the wing feathers look like its a barred owl

Sam5 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Sam5 Maitland, Florida, USA8 years ago

Look like a nesting talapia

Sam5 Red-tailed hawk
Red-tailed hawk commented on by Sam5 Marion, Michigan, USA8 years ago

Yes it is and a beautiful bird to

Sam5 Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk commented on by Sam5 Virginia, USA8 years ago

Beautiful shot. I think they might be red-shouldered hawks. Red-shoulders have a yellower cere than the tails do, and their eyes are darker brown at that age.

Sam5 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Sam5 Blue Springs, Missouri, USA8 years ago

Beautiful shot. American beauty berries are wonder full plants for native birds

Sam5 Blue jay feather
Blue jay feather commented on by Sam5 Oviedo, Florida, USA8 years ago

Their is a great feather ID book called Bird Feathers a guide to N. American species. In Florida the only bird feather that has the type of blue/black/white combo is the Blue Jay. Swallow Tails and Mockingbirds don't have blue feathers. Mockingbirds have a black/white combo feather and Swallow Tails have mostly black with white base

Sam5 Blue jay feather
Blue jay feather commented on by Sam5 Oviedo, Florida, USA8 years ago

Beautiful feather. Most likely is a Blue Jay

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