Saturday, October 23, 2010

Return of the White Hawk

leucistic red-tailed hawk
White Hawk
White Hawk

Last winter we observed a white hawk, actually a leucistic red-tailed hawk, on Rutgers Busch campus. Mike spotted him again while driving to work about a week ago. We've both been on the lookout when driving in the area. Today since the weather was nice and we wanted to get outside, we did a drive by of the area and found him. We parked and were able to watch him from a distance for a while. We also wandered around the area after he flew away but didn't get any pictures of the few birds we found.

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Blogger colleen said...

Holy Cow!!!! What great shots. Now I'm going to have to start spending alot more time in the area. Hope my job will be understanding!! :-)

Colleen

October 23, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Lou Esquieu said...

I would love to see this beautiful raptor

October 26, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Supermom said...

I saw him last year and saw him again today while out walking my dog near Johnson Park. I get so excited every time I see him!

January 20, 2012 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger ALEX said...

I saw him a few times in the past week on Busch campus. I typed into "White Hawk New Jersey" into Google, and I was shocked when the exact bird came up! I got a glimpse of a white hawk last year, but I pasted it off as a trick of the eyes. This is a very cool bird.

March 12, 2013 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Chris and Mike said...

That's neat. We left NJ 9 months ago but I'm glad white hawk is still returning

March 13, 2013 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger cconeafter909 said...

I saw an immature white hawk yesterday in Wayne NJ I was glad to find this site as this type of hawk is really SA. I knew from photos that he/she was a young hawk it caught my eye flying to land on a branch no more than 10 ft. off the ground. It perched on the branch for at least five minutes it was so up close it saw me it was like seeing it in a zoo. It was my Dad's Birthday 12/21/13 he has been gone a long time, I still miss him so much, we were very close and I think he may have sent him to say Hi I am still with you.

December 22, 2013 at 4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last week a very healthy looking white hawk lifted off the ground from the snow in front of my car as I was driving about 10 miles per hour in a cemetery here in Hackettstown, NJ. It was absolutely magestic.

December 25, 2013 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger MoleBlogger said...

I spotted the white hawk yesterday while on Rutgers Busch Campus! It landed in a tree by the road and I was able to get a great view of him! Googled "white hawk" today ad came upon your website. Awesome

February 13, 2014 at 2:18 PM  

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