16 August 2011

An ex-owl

Barn Owl remains, probably a Peregrine kill by the sounds of it. From the shape of the outermost primary (not that you can see it in this image) and the uniform condition of the available primaries, it looks to be one of this year's young. The available larger underwing primary coverts have dusky tips and smaller underwing primary coverts miniscule shaft streaks at the tip of the feathers, enough to sex it as a female(?).

[Remains and info c/o CH]

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