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Meanwhile, we've gotten a few questions about the yellow feathers in the nest. These feathers are from a prey item, likely a northern flicker, a type of woodpecker. To look at a photo of a flicker at rest, one might not realize how much yellow they have on the wing and tail feathers. But see one in flight and the yellow will definitely catch your eye! A flicker could certainly be found in downtown especially where there are trees and grass (like at the statehouse), but more likely it probably encountered one of the peregrines as it was making its way across the Scioto River. The riparian area so close to their nest provides a variety of bird life for the peregrines to choose from.