As a self-identifying feather enthusiast, I often find my eye caught by all sorts of neat feathers. Here, you can find just a few of the feathers that I’ve come across since I started feather-finding in 2016.
Red-headed Woodpecker ( Melanerpes erythrocephalus) secondary; Morrow, GA Eastern Bluebird ( Sialia sialis) primary; Bucktoe Creek Preserve, PA Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) rectrix and secondary; Atlanta, GA Greater Roadrunner ( Geococcyx californianus) primary; Big Bend NP, TX Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ( Sphyrapicus varius) primary; Oak Park, IL White-winged Dove ( Zenaida asiatica) rectrix; Ft. Stockton, TX Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) central rectrix; Baton Rouge, LA Painted Bunting ( Passerina ciris); Ft. Stockton, TX Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ( Sphyrapicus varius) wing section; Alpharetta, GA Osprey ( Pandion haliaetus) secondary; Lewes, DE Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) primary; Big Bend NP, TX Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) secondary; Morrow, GA Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) primary; Hartford, CT Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura) malformed primary; Linwood Nature Preserve, GA Bald Eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus) subadult primary; Lewes, DE Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus) rectrix; Ft. Stockton, TX Loggerhead Shrike ( Lanius ludovicianus) primaries; Texas Point NWR, TX Gray Catbird ( Dumetella carolinensis) secondary; Ashland Nature Center, DE Eastern Towhee ( Pipilo erythrophthalmus) primary; Wilmington, DE Lesser Nighthawk ( Chordeiles minor); Terlingua, TX American Robin ( Turdus migratorius) secondary; Ashland Nature Center, DE Mourning Dove ( Zenaida macroura) rectrix; Alpharetta, GA
For more of my feather observations, see
my contributions to the Found Feathers project on iNaturalist (you’ll need to log into iNaturalist before continuing).