[Mnbird] Unusual Hawk Sighting

Tim Oppenheim toppenheim at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 11:17:00 CDT 2022


On Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 11:15 AM Tim Oppenheim <toppenheim at gmail.com> wrote:

> I believe I may have seen this bird as well, leaving our back yard with a
> freshly killed squirrel in its grip. Had the same reaction - lighter than
> any Redtail I've seen by a significant margin. Saw it last week, near Grand
> & Lexington. Made me think about not seeing Redtails much in our urban
> areas, since there is certainly a lot of prey to be had.
>
> Tim Oppenheim
>
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM linda whyte via Mnbird <
> mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:
>
>> I think the same bird has caught my eye a few times, even as recently as
>> yesterday, on walks at Lilydale. I wonder if it may be a case of leucistic
>> plumage. Red-tails seem to have a wider range of coloration than any other
>> raptor species, unless you consider juvenile Bald Eagles. That's what makes
>> them so interesting, even though so common.
>> Linda Whyte
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 21, 2022, 4:47 PM Thomas Schenk via Mnbird <
>> mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:
>>
>>> A few times this winter I have seen a hawk near the southeast corner of
>>> Cretin Derham school. This hawk is all white except for a dark tail. I'm
>>> pretty sure it is a red-tailed hawk - it's the right size and shape, but
>>> this is whiter than any of the light phase red-tails I've seen pictured.
>>> With the exception of the dark tail, it is as white as a snowy owl, which
>>> is what I mistook it for the first time I saw it.
>>>
>>> I was wondering if anyone knows what is going on with this hawk?
>>>
>>> Thanks.
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