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Old 03-09-2011, 09:43 AM   #1
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dove Feathers

Feathers....
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Intricate structures aiding in flight,
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insulation,
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waterproofing,
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offering protection from predators through color variations
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as well as in attracting mates.
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Great information...punctuated with great photos.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:14 AM   #4
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Thank you
I find feathers interesting, the way they are able to lock themselves together. Like Velcro....
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The hook like barbs are joined to a central-main shaft.
As you move along a feather towards the body of the bird the basal barbs loose their locking tips and float free trapping air to keep the bird warm.
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Notice anything odd about this house finch?
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Notice anything odd about this house finch?

Is it missing an eye? Something looks kinda different about the eye. Or am I way off?
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:19 PM   #7
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Yes, It IS something about its eye.
Look deep.....Deeeep into my eyes....
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Yes, It IS something about its eye.
Look deep.....Deeeep into my eyes....
The only other thing I see is what looks like a feather sticking out of the other eye.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:49 AM   #9
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Bingo!
Soooo What was it that clued you off? It being a feather thread?
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Poor thing had NO vision on that side at all.
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I was able to walk right up on her until she felt the ground vibrations and took flight.
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Darn it!
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I was hoping to free her of the deadly hindrance.
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Bingo!
Soooo What was it that clued you off? It being a feather thread?
Actually, I saw the feather on the other side first, but didn't pay much attention to it. I thought (what must be her good eye) looked kind of dull...and I thought she might be blind in that eye.

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Poor thing had NO vision on that side at all.
I was able to walk right up on her until she felt the ground vibrations and took flight.

Darn it!
I was hoping to free her of the deadly hindrance.
Aw. Hopefully she can rid herself from it--you'd think she could rub it free with one of her feet--I'm assuming she'd be that flexible.
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