IMG_6711 Great Horned Owl Talons (one open, one partially closed).
IMG_6710 Great Horned Owl Talons (one open, one partially closed)
IMG_6720 Primary feathers are the longest and outermost feathers on the wing..
...numbered from the innermost or those closer to the body (P1) to the furthest from the body (P10). Seen here P10, P9, P8 and a part of P7.
IMG_6720-3 Detail of Primary feather showing fringing along the lead edge that muffles wing noise as it flaps against the air. Contrast this with that of the Snowy Owl or a raptor like the Peregrine Falcon... where there very little to none of this fringing... and their wing noise is much more audible.
IMG_6638 Snowy Owl wing.
IMG_6648 Red Tailed Hawk wing.
IMG_6646 Two wings: Snowy Owl on bottom, Red Tailed Hawk on top.
Note the greater length of the Snowy Owl wing, along with its narrower form as compared to the shorter but wider Red Tailed Hawk wing.