Date: 3/28/17 8:00 am From: Bob Schutsky <info...> Subject: White Red-tailed Hawk, near Harrisburg
Jack Hubley asked me to post the following message:
Donít know if any birders are aware of this yet, so I thought Iíd let you know. I was driving home from a school program in Harrisburg last week when I spotted a white Red-tailed Hawk as I was heading northbound on I-83. The hawk was in a tree on the left side along the I-83 ramp that merges with I-283, just past Bass Pro.
I saw it at about 12:30pm on Thursday, 23 March. I was back at the school on Friday and, lo and behold, the hawk was in the same tree at about the same time on Friday.
A couple of my falconry buddies got a good look at it on Sunday afternoon in the same area. Itís an adult, leucistic Red-tailed Hawk Ė dark eyes, some brown mottling, and at least one red deck feather Ė but itís mostly white. A real eye-catcher! Looked like a female to me, although all that white can make them look a bit larger.