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Old 02-02-2014, 06:08 PM
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I picked these three feathers up today whilst fishing, would it possible for someone to ID what bird they came from please? The bottom two were found together so I presume they came from the same bird. Hoping that one of them is from a Canada Goose. Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-02-2014, 06:10 PM
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Look like goose to me, but what kind would be a stab in the dark. So I'll go for Canada.
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The bottom one looks more like Heron to me.
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I would guess from the picture that they were all heron - Canada goose much browner.

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Old 02-02-2014, 08:46 PM
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Gents, many thanks. I was also hoping for Heron so that's a good result! Second question - what's the best method to ensure the feathers aren't carrying any nasty bugs?
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Gents, many thanks. I was also hoping for Heron so that's a good result! Second question - what's the best method to ensure the feathers aren't carrying any nasty bugs?
I have had success with microwaving them for about 20 secs and then freezing them for a fortnight mate. Should kill pretty much everything
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Heron I'd say, I've found a few myself along the riverbank, the fibres make good bodies for nymphs etc tied in similar fashion to a PT, as would Goose, so both would be good either way.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:18 PM
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Thanks again guys, much appreciated.
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