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ID from feathers. Cheshire UK (1 Viewer)

boddie

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I found these feathers in a bush next to a ball-shaped nest made almost entirely of moss. I just wondered if you would be able to ID the bird or maker of the nest from the feathers. The nest was probably about the size of a large orange and the feathers in question were about 2 inches long.

Thanks,
 

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the feathers look like pheasant, so presumably gathered to add to a nest rather htan being from the nest's owner itself.
 
Thanks very much.

There are loads of those feathers around the nest, the thought had crossed my mind that they might just be extraneous nest material, but there was an absence of any other type of feather, so I assumed they must belong to whatever lives in there. Long-Tailed Tit nest looks good, and you're probably right about the Pheasant feathers too, whatever they are must be readily accessible for the LTT's.

Thanks again
 
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