Date: 12/23/20 6:39 am
From: Barbara Powers <barkiepvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] question
Years ago there was an almost white red-tail hunting in Dorset Hollow. The only thing not white was it’s red tail. Luckily so we could identify it.
Have a Merry Christmas and safe Holidays to you all.
Barbara Powers
Manchester Center

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> On Dec 22, 2020, at 8:30 PM, Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...> wrote:
>
> 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
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Richard | @richlitt <https://twitter.com/richlitt> | burntfen.com
>> <http://www.burntfen.com>
>>
 
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