While tracking near the Bruce Trail, Alexis showed us this interesting find – a sandy, gravel lookout nestled into the crest of a hill.
On closer inspection, we found a Yellow-Shafted Flicker feather in the gravel dust. We also found a long porcupine hair, turkey tracks in the sand and deer beds. What a great spot for the animals to watch the sunset!
These feathers were found in a pile adjacent to a well used deer run in the Kinghurst Forest Reserve, Grey County:
Alexis observed the feathers and thought that the most probable predator was a fox because the feathers were matted at the base where they were plucked out. The matted area looked similar to the width of a fox mouth.