Date: 12/22/20 5:30 pm
From: Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] question
My daughter has seen a leucistic red-tail in Shelburne from time to time
over the last year. Possibly the same one?
Charlie
So. Washington

On Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 5:19 PM David Gusakov <dgusakov...> wrote:

> 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
>
> ________________________________
> 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 didn’t 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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