An Alarming Feather
When cleaning the bottom of Perry & Lennie’s cage, I found a feather with the end of the shaft caked in blood. As you can see from the photos, it looked pretty horrible:
Close-up of bloody feather
My instinct is that it was Lennie’s feather, though I briefly wondered if it was Bezukhov’s feather that had floated across to their cage. I spent the next hour or so watching the two of them & waiting for them to raise their wings so I could see if there was any problem, but all was well. It seems strange that such a scary looking feather should not leave a trace of where it came from; it looks like it was violently wrenched from a wing.
Oh well…. another worrying day when sharing your life with birds….!