A Few Feathers

Before I got distracted with my box of books yesterday, here is more from my warm Friday afternoon walk at the grasslands.

So I know you can’t see any of the birds I saw in this photo. However there were Fox Sparrows, Spotted Towhees, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and a few White-throated Sparrows. This was the most I have seen in one place in awhile. It warmed my heart!
Poop on a log. And that is all I will say. LOL.

This another of those can you find it. 🙂 There is a titmouse. At the LBJ grasslands we are in the hybrid zone for the Tufted Titmouse and Black-crested Titmouse. This was studied and verified by Claire for her dissertation.

The bright red Northern Cardinal posed just for a moment on a snag. It was much easier to find in the viewfinder. 😉

Perhaps a crow’s or a vulture’s feather.

A vulture’s feather. I lean to a Turkey Vulture because of the browner rachis and barbs color.

The US Fish & Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory has a nice Identify My Feather website. However usually I go to my copy of the “Bird Feathers” by Scott and McFarland first.

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


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