I took a couple of photos of a feather as I walked beside Cluny Lagoon. However, because of the large length and with my eyes squinting against the pervasive sunlight, I missed seeing that the entire feather was not within the photo frame.


This was a very very large feather.  You can see the front of my walking boot next to the feather. I placed my heel at the quill end of the feather so you can get an idea of the length of the feather.


So – which type of bird lost a feather?  My first reaction is that the feather will be from an endangered Tasmanian Wedged Tail Eagle.  Is there a blog follower who can identify this feather?

8 thoughts on “Feather

    1. Tasmanian traveller Post author

      Now that is an interesting idea. I didn’t see any there but I wonder if they travel that far inland. Would their feathers have that much black on them??? Now that is all worth more research.


  1. Martin Zigon

    Definitely a Wedge-Tailed Eagle. The feather I found yesterday is exactly the same and measures 56cm from tip to tip. I picked up the feather after I watched fall out of a eagle that came to look at my drone I was flying in the hills of Canberra.



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