Hi Graham and All,
Why collect only feathers when you can
collect the whole owl! (providing it is not too
decomposed of course!-in which case you would just pluck a
But it isn't too hard to just
pull up by the subject (only if in a
safe driving situation) put on a pair of gloves (if not
available an inside-out plastic bag will do), pick up
the subject, pop in a plastic bag, tie it up and put it a
dark cool spot, when you get home pop it in your freezer until you
can drive the bird to the Museum, where it will gladly be accepted
and used as a specimen where it will always be available for
Make sure correct records are written down of where
specimen was located,cause of death and date.
This goes for all dead birds, native or
non-native,rare or common.