Sunday, March 1, 2009

an avian mystery

mark found this feather in our woods while hunting a few weeks ago and we are stumped as to what bird it belonged to. there are not that many birds that are so yellow. the gold finch is too small and at this time of year they are actually olive colored.

*check out the update at the end of this post! :o)

i love the brilliant shaft of this feather.

opposite side

can you identify this midwestern bird?

*i believe the mystery has been solved! thanks to kate at the five in a row message board. check out the pictures of the northern yellow shafted flicker. kate! you are awesome!

everyday gift: a beautiful feather


Tonya said...

Wow, what is that?? Cool feather. I even wonder if it could have been flying overhead to another destination!?

Lynn said...

Hmmm. I'm not sure what it could be. It's pretty though!!