As I posted about a couple of weeks ago, I found the bones of a small bird in front of my house.
On my walk with Sherlock this afternoon I found this bird wing, clearly left behind by a predator of some kind.
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I’m not certain what bird it’s from, the feathers look grayish brown in daylight, and they look like theyre they’re from something perhaps the size of a blackbird or a little larger.
I’ve seen bird wings for sale on some websites and felt a little uneasy about buying them not knowing their source. But as with the bones, I was drawn to reclaim and honour this wing.
Does anyone know if there’s anything that needs to be done to sanitise or preserve it from a practical point of view?
From a craft point of view I’ll honour it appropriately and ask the bird permission to use the wing.