Martha and others,
We too often find interesting bird feathers on our walks. With the prohibition to collecting them we are photographing them. Now, thanks to your post, we have a site we can use as a resource in determining the origin of the feather. Thanks for sharing and happy photographing.
Marv and Sue Elliott
Rutland County Audubon Society
Rutland Town, VT
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Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 8:27 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Feather Atlas: useful link
I enjoy the links, birding sites, and articles suggested by VtBirders and
hope that someone will enjoy knowing about this site as well.
As I walk and enjoy all things outdoors (including birds!), I sometimes
see a lost feather and have been collecting the interesting ones I have
found. A website at http://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/ is very useful
for identifying the feathers. Yesterday, I found a very handsome ruffed
grouse tail feather that I could identify using the Feather Atlas.