Quoting "Gregory R. Askew" <[log in to unmask]>:
> THe Vins bird record commitee rejected what would have been the first
> of a white-tailed kite in Vermont for insufficient details. This bird was
> at Herrick's Cove in March of 2004. Adult w-t kites are so distinctive; I
> think of any other birds that might be mistaken for them?
How about an adult male Northern Harrier seen from below-- these get mis-ID'd as
white-morph Gyrfalcons now and then, so WT Kite isn't too much of a stretch.
> Quoting "Gregory R. Askew" <[log in to unmask]>:
> > What's the likelihood of the same two people seeing the same rarity over
> > course of a few years? Did anyone confirm the initial sightings? Just
> > curious;
> > that is, before I go and get all excited!
> > Greg
> > Quoting Bonita <[log in to unmask]>:
> > > Ruth and Gene Kosche saw a White-tailed Kite this morning near the
> > > and West Mountain Animal Hospital on Route 7A in Shaftsbury.
> > > They saw two kites a couple of years ago. Two were later seen in Rutland.
> > > This one was an adult in beautiful plumage.
> > > The Kosches are not on the internet but I will forward any questions or
> > > comments you might have.
> > > Bonnie Dundas
> > > Bennington
> > >
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