• Lots of feathers – who left ’em?


    Something went down on my street between birds - lots of feathers found, but no blood! Three main types: gray, black with some iridescent, and these half tan, half black. I think I know the origins of the gray and black (Coopers Hawk and crow?), but the tan/black ones are beyond me! Any ideas on the IDs of these feathers, and if you want, your best guesses for what happened? (Don't worry, didn't keep the feathers longer than to take their photos!)

    Naturalist's Response

    I believe these are chicken feathers. Do any of your neighbors have them? My best guess is a predator carried it off. Maybe a coyote, fox or raptor.

    -Naturalist Renell Roebuck