Sunday, January 31, 2010

Albino Hawk

This past week I saw a pure white hawk!!  I saw it on the road, eating roadkill.  I pulled my car over real quick and pulled out my cell phone and snapped a few pictures before it took off.  They're not the best pictures, but Iwas lucky to catch what I could. 




Last December we saw this pure white bird in the distance on a tree branch - we couldn't make out if it was a white hawk or owl.  It seemed so white, like it was glowing.  But now I know what it is.

As I drove away I was able to see the bird at a closer range, and I saw it was a hawk.  Pure white, no color whatsoever. Black eyes. Now that I know it's out there I will be looking more. I assume it's an albino hawk, I never heard of any type of white hawk in this area, nor do my bird books. It looked like a red-tailed hawk, which is common here, only it was white.  I don't think albino hawks are too common here in Maryland, either.

8 comments:

Gail said...

What a wonderful rare find! I have never seen a white hawk. This is amazing!

We have an albino deer and I am constantly looking for it.

Poconoangel said...

How cool! I will be sure to show this to Dave. He loves to spot red tail hawks and any big birds as we are driving around. Great find! -Barb

Leigh said...

Wow! WOW! That is too neat. We used to have white squirrels, but they weren't albinos. They didn't have pink eyes and they all had little patches of black on top of their little heads. We loved them just the same though.

Anonymous said...

I was driving through texas county missouri and seen a pure white hawk aswell one of the most beautiful birds ive seen

melanie edlund said...

Hello I got a pic of a white hawk that was on the side of the road. The crazy thing was he was eating a chicken. I do have a pic of it. I live in Middlebury Indiana.

melanie edlund said...

I saw a white red tail hawk on the side of the road in Middlebury Indiana. I did take a pic of him. He was eating a chicken at the time.

melanie edlund said...

Hello I got a pic of a white hawk that was on the side of the road. The crazy thing was he was eating a chicken. I do have a pic of it. I live in Middlebury Indiana.

Anonymous said...

Omg I saw one in my backyard I swear