Yesterday afternoon as I watched the 49ers squeeze by the Lions I heard a thud on one of the living room windows in our house. This has become sadly common place with 10 large windows on the front of our home. Usually the thud is that of a House Sparrow or Finch fleeing something that scared them from the feeders--but this thud was a little heftier. I got up and went to the front door, opening it in time to see a Sharp-shinned Hawk dragging the victim of the horrific crash off and out of sight. All that remained of the attack were a few feathers, 2 of which I photographed and have put below. Take a look.
With that my challenge to you is to name those feathers--or more specific the bird that once owned them. I was a little surprised when I first saw the feathers, trying to tie them to the bird, but then I realized what feathers they were and it made sense.
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