Friday, August 30, 2013
Birds Of A Feather
This is the first feather from a red-tail hawk I've ever found. I came across it down in the goat pen, so I'm assuming its donor was hunting ground squirrels. I don't know enough to say whether it is a wing or tail feather, but am thinking wing. The picture is somewhat deceptive; the feather is big, nine inches long and two inches wide, cream colored at the base and darkening to strawberry blond, with subtle dark striations and a black band toward the tip. It will look quite nice tucked in the band of my hat.