All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

Hawk wing feathers differ from owl feathers because they have a very sharp edge. Hawks are day flying birds, they don't rely on stealth to catch their prey. Owls have an uneven, feathered edge on their wing feathers allowing them to fly silently. I fou...
Hawk wing feathers differ from owl feathers because they have a very sharp edge. Hawks are day flying birds, they don't rely on stealth to catch their prey. Owls have an uneven, feathered edge on their wing feathers allowing them to fly silently. I found this one on the ground at Colditz Cove State Natural Area. I left it where I found it because it is against the law to posess feathers from birds of prey without having a permit.

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