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Jul 15, 2014 11:55 AM

Feather identification

Granddaughter Megan found part of a Wood Pigeon's egg and the feather shown in the photo whilst walking near a wood on the outskirts of Cambridge in early April. We would be interested to know which species the feather belongs to. 

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    Jul 15, 2014 3:02 PM (in response to David Tate)
    Re: Feather identification

    David, I have checked this with our bird specialist who feels that this is a feather of a juvenile pheasant. He adds that pheasants have several moults before they achieve their final, adult plumage.

     

    Has to be said that feather foraying and identification is a great granddad/granddaughter activity.

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