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Thursday, June 11, 2009

June 11, 2009

For several weeks, a large, white raptor has been seen along Rt. 12 between the Nature Center and Morrisville. The mystery has finally been solved and the bird has been identified as a luecistic (partial albino) Red-tailed Hawk. Although rare, mutations like this do occur and should be considered in determining an identification. For example, a Snowy Owl in Vermont in June may be an even less likely sighting than an albino Red-tailed Hawk. If you travel Route 12, keep an eye out for this spectacular bird.

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