Ornithological Question

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  1. jonandshell

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    OK Twitchers!

    Any idea what this fell off?:Doh:

    We honestly haven't a clue! We found it in West Norfolk whilst walking the dogs!:Smile:
     

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    Whatever is was its not off a large chicken

    Peter
     
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    A bird!!! :Blush:
     
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    :Eek!: Bittern ???
     
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    If it was found within the confines of Norfolk, it probably was from the almost extinct and rarely spotted Ring Wurzel :Rofl1:
     
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    Peacock ?
     
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    Who cares! Is it big enough to eat?:Smile:
     
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    male pheasant
     
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    Interesting! Though I can't come up with any answers, of those (serious answers) :Doh: that have been suggested so far - It's far too big for a bittern, and far too broad, and far too plain for a pheasant - What length is it??
     
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    contaminated Swan feather..
     
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    Goose?
     
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    Its 15 1/2 inches from tip to point of the quill.

    I can say it definitely isn't a pheasant and far too big for a bittern, of which there are none around! The broads are miles away and there's no wetlands close by.

    The mystery thickens........:Eeek:
     
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    Big enough to eat YOU! Judging by the size of the feather!:BigGrin:
     
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    Certainly a big bird.... although it's a very plain feather, I'll take a wild guess, but only a guess - Red Kite. If it's not, it's something of that size.
     
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    The colour hints at Ruddy Shelduck - that'll get the twitchers going! :BigGrin:

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    Unfortunately the Ruddy Shelduck has black flight feathers. :RollEyes:

    Looks like a goose flight feather of some description - maybe a domesticated breed?

    Could always have fallen off someone's hat ............. :Wink:
     
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    I thought it might be from a red kite, we do have them locally. The trouble is, the colour is similar to a red kite's tail feathers, but the shape is wrong for a tail feather.

    I also thought it might be off an Egyptian goose, but their primary wing feathers are black!:Doh:
     
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    GOT IT........An Apache! :BigGrin:
     
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    Ain't no injuns round these parts boy!!!!:BigGrin:
     
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    Someone's hat? Still the fashion in Norfolk.:BigGrin:
     
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