Date: 12/22/20 2:19 pm
From: David Gusakov <dgusakov...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] question
Definitely not a harrier - maybe an albino rough-legged, though I saw it
hunting and there was no hovering going on.

David G.




On Dec 22, 2020, at 5:09 PM, Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> wrote:

Or a grey ghost harrier? RLHA was a thought I had too.

Ryan Tomazin

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From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 4:49 PM
To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] question

I'm not sure. Ali Wagner recently posted this *awesome* photo of a
leucistic Red-tail in Chittenden Co. on the 20th:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S77779410

Could your hawk have been a Rough-legged hawk?

Best,
R

On Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 4:44 PM David Gusakov <dgusakov...> wrote:

> Just off rt. 7 north of Middlebury, near Lincoln Peak vineyard, I saw
> a bird the size, shape and flight pattern of a red-tail, but whose wings
> from above were snowy white, save for a sizable black patch at the end of
> each wing.
>
> Is this an albino red-tail? I didnít see this pattern in any of the
> on-line images of
> an albino - do they have a large variety of patterns?
>
> David Gusakov



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