Horsehair/Feather Raku requires the gathering of feathers. Unlike the USA, where you cannot collect feathers from indigenous birds when found dead on the road, roadkill in Australia is fair game.
So…when Morgan Lloyd told me of a dead bird on the road, I was on it! Got on my ATV and took off up the road with rubber gloves and plastic bag in hand. Brought it home, plucked the feathers that were suitable and am good to go for raku this week!