European Blackbird

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NightWatchman
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European Blackbird

Post by NightWatchman » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:24 pm

Are there any uses for a European black bird in the soft hackle world ?
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Re: European Blackbird

Post by Greenwell » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:37 pm

Yes. The wing quills are the traditional winging material for Greenwells' Glory. The marginal coverts can be used as hackles on small spiders.

European blackbird is hard to come by.
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Re: European Blackbird

Post by NightWatchman » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:41 pm

Thank you John. I meant to post this in the soft hackle material forum.
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Re: European Blackbird

Post by letumgo » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:25 pm

Pat - I move the post for you. ;)
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Re: European Blackbird

Post by NightWatchman » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:39 pm

Thanks Ray.
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Re: European Blackbird

Post by joaniebo » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:20 am

I got a couple wing years ago from Ellis Slater. They were dyed black starling wings.
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Re: European Blackbird

Post by NightWatchman » Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:46 pm

Thanks for the pics joaniebo !
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