18136White Rough-legged Hawk near Wilsall
- Feb 16, 2014Hi MOB,
Not a light phase but an actual white Rough-legged Hawk was seen by
Shannon Knodel and myself near Wilsall yesterday. My first hope was
Snowy Owl or Gyrfalcon, but as we got closer it was obviously a buteo.
It had the darker eye line and grayish wrist-patches in flight which
sealed the ID for me, photos in Tom's Bird Photos. I am just unsure if
it is a weird light phase, or a leucistic bird.
good birding all, Tom
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
P.O. Box 489
Whitehall, MT 59759