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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1220 on: December 22, 2014, 08:18:07 am »
Nothing to compare the size with, but it looks like an Osprey to me!
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1221 on: December 22, 2014, 09:06:15 am »
When I google "white red tail hawk" and click on images I get quite a few pictures the look very similar, The tail feathers are about the same colour as a regular red tailed hawk.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1222 on: December 22, 2014, 09:31:34 am »
Osprey don't winter up north here. Frozen water is hard to fish in with talons and feathers. :D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #1223 on: December 22, 2014, 09:35:50 am »
It doesn't look familiar to me. We have lots of Osprey around here and it doesn't look like ours.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1224 on: December 22, 2014, 09:44:03 am »
It is a white / albino Red-tailed Hawk.  Great Pics!!!!  Thanks

https://adlayasanimals.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/red-tailed-hawk-buteo-jamaicensis/

Check out this site.  Scroll down to picture of same.
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« Reply #1225 on: December 22, 2014, 10:46:46 am »
Sure looks cool. What are the chances? ;D

I believe it is the square of the gene frequency. ;D :P :P :P :snowball:

If you look closely you can see the hawks in question have dark eyes. They are not albinos, which have no pigment. This looks more like a gene affecting only part of the coloration that is pigment defective, producing no color there. Think of things like black spotted cats and dogs as something similar. Or Holstein cattle. Seems these hawks have the same pattern of colored tails. Likely one gene of very low frequency in the population.
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« Reply #1226 on: December 22, 2014, 06:34:39 pm »
Happens here with our brook trout. We have the regular brook trout that everyone up north has seen. Then we have "sea run" that is only 1 gene difference and it goes to sea, just off shore not like salmon that go far off. Looks about the same with the colors, but it's scales have a more silvery fleck.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1227 on: December 22, 2014, 06:36:34 pm »
It is a white / albino Red-tailed Hawk.  Great Pics!!!!  Thanks

https://adlayasanimals.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/red-tailed-hawk-buteo-jamaicensis/

Check out this site.  Scroll down to picture of same.

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« Reply #1228 on: December 22, 2014, 08:33:03 pm »
Thanks for the link doctorb.

Perhaps it is a contagious and the hawk caught it from the deer. :D

 

 

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« Reply #1229 on: December 22, 2014, 11:07:02 pm »
It's a piebald deer, and images of piebald redtail hawks show up very similar to the ones photographed.

https://www.carolinabirdclub.org/gallery/Sorenson/rtha_2.html

Don't see it as an albino however.
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« Reply #1230 on: December 22, 2014, 11:31:33 pm »
Broad billed hummingbird. ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:

 
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« Reply #1231 on: December 24, 2014, 04:52:31 pm »
There used to be a blue jay around home a few years ago that was mostly white. It would come to the feeder with 30 other regular colored ones.

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« Reply #1232 on: December 26, 2014, 03:55:30 pm »
I just had a few exciting moments in the backyard. I was witness to a very cool aerial pursuit of a small unidentified bird by a Goshawk. It took place just a little over head high, weaving and banking in and out and around the trees in our yard until the small bird gave the Goshawk the slip. The Goshawk then lit just above the roof of the little cabin in our back yard just long enough for me to give him a real good look. A moments rest and it was off in the same direction in which its intended prey had disappeared. I've no pictures other than that which hopefully, will be forever imprinted in my minds eye.
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« Reply #1233 on: December 26, 2014, 04:29:55 pm »
The fox runs for its supper. The rabbit runs for its life.
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« Reply #1234 on: December 26, 2014, 05:15:55 pm »
I saw several Giant Hummingbirds while in Peru earlier this month.  Sort of like a long billed swallow hovering on amphetamines.  They are large enough that their wings do not beat as fast as the standard sized hummingbirds, so you do not hear the pronounced hum.  But man, they are impressive doing what they do at their size.
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« Reply #1235 on: December 26, 2014, 05:45:07 pm »
This Marsh Hawk was bothering the other birds in the yard on Wednesday.
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« Reply #1236 on: December 26, 2014, 06:18:48 pm »
Good Video Glenn….beautiful bird. Did he ever move.  ;D
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« Reply #1237 on: December 26, 2014, 07:04:13 pm »
He was causing a ruckus out there and the noise is what got my attention.
By the time I started to video he was on a break. ;)
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« Reply #1238 on: December 26, 2014, 07:15:00 pm »
He was causing a ruckus out there…...

But not enough to go to the Wood Shed.  :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #1239 on: January 04, 2015, 09:18:49 pm »
Costa's hummingbird. ;D

 
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