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02/04/2012 03:41:00 PM · #1
This bird just visited my yard. Unfortunately, he was about 400 feet away in the woods, and I couldn't get any closer. So, I apologize for the crop. Anyway, I thought he(she) was pretty cool looking. Definitely the first time I've seen anything like this in person. I will keep a lookout for him in the coming days and weeks.

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02/04/2012 03:48:57 PM · #2
http://www.backyardbirdcam.com/gallery/hawk-red-tailed-albino.htm

Good sighting. I've never seen one, but I know they exist. (partial albino)

Message edited by author 2012-02-04 15:51:04.
02/04/2012 10:24:53 PM · #3
A very rare sighting I would say. Send it to the papers!
02/04/2012 10:35:12 PM · #4
beautiful bird. Conngratulations on being in the right place and the right time with the right equipment.
do you have a local Audubon Society. Would they be interested in this image?
02/04/2012 10:38:50 PM · #5
whoa... how cool is that!
02/04/2012 11:51:19 PM · #6
Glad you were able to at least get a photo of it. That's very cool.
I have some photos of a half white buzzard. It seemed to interact normally with the other normal all black buzzards with it. There are a few maverick genes in bird populations.
Keep your long lens on and camera handy. You may luck up on it for a closer shot as you are out and about.

Message edited by author 2012-02-04 23:52:41.
02/05/2012 01:12:42 AM · #7
I swear I posted a comment here and now it's not showing up!!!! Very cool indeed.
02/05/2012 09:10:17 AM · #8
Very cool. Albinism can and does occur naturally, but depending on the bird its colour can work for or against it. However snowy owls and other light-coloured birds of prey seem to do just fine, and this hawk obviously made it to maturity, so I'd guess it's in the clear.
02/05/2012 09:52:49 AM · #9
Talk aout being in the right place at the right time!! Thanks for shareing, I've NEVER seen one!
02/05/2012 10:11:23 AM · #10
For more information: Albinism in Animals Pictures of albino animals.
02/05/2012 10:58:12 AM · #11
Originally posted by tanguera:

I swear I posted a comment here and now it's not showing up!!!! Very cool indeed.


It was an albino post, so it didn't show up on the white background. You're posts are special.
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