I suppose I'm breaking some copyright law by reprinting this comic, but I'm going to take a chance because it's too cute not to share. Plus it gives me a good idea about how to earn extra money after retirement. (Let's hear it for Gramma!)
Sometime in the last week, an avian murder was committed in my yard. I am unable to identify the victim from its remains and am looking for help from anyone who might possibly recognize what bird these feathers belonged to.
The feathers were found under a white pine tree in the front yard. At first I thought flicker, but ruled that out because there were no yellow shafts on any of the feathers. These feathers are more of gray-ish, not blue-ish, so I ruled out bluejay. Then I thought maybe dove, but ruled that out also because there was too much white on the feathers.
The black, inverted 'V' on the largest feathers (wing or tail?) really has me stumped, as well as the lighter tan fluffy feathers (top right corner), which I'm thinking are breast or tummy feathers. The other clump of feathers on the top left are two-colored: black on the outside and brown in between.
If anyone recognizes these feathers, I would certainly appreciate a definitive ID. Thanks.