unknown bird of prey ny ulster county

by skyler
(ulster county ny)

hello, the other day I was fishing in the Rondout River which leads into the Hudson. I Looked up to notice a large white bird about the size of a hawk. I know what red-tailed hawks look like as there's a lot by my house. The bird I saw was mostly white except it had black around the tips of its wings and it was very sleek, like its wings were pretty thin. I've never seen anything like it around here. I only saw the bird from the underside as it flew past downstream. Anyone have an idea what it may have been? Am in New Yrk, by the way.

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Jul 21, 2013
white bird
by: kurt

where the roundout meets route 213. is where I always see him or her not sure of sex. its lived in that area for a few years that I know of. in the winter it sticks out like a sore thumb in the leaf less tree tops. at first I thought it was a plastic bag but over the years I've seen it dozens of times and its an albino redtail
im assuming that's the area of the roundout you saw this thing, but let me know

Jul 21, 2013
white bird
by: kurt

there's an albino redtail in rosendale new york. that hangs out on the rondout
where did you see this bird

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