Observer's final stop of the day was East Creek in Orwell, [Garganey site
in 1988]. Initially not a single bird was seen but then a buteo passed
overhead first observed at about one o'clock going away.! The bird was dark
gray, black primaries but with no banner marks as viewed in the ventral
position. Completely black and gray. The birds flight was leisurely but
direct, progressing in a southerly direction with several deep flaps followed by
a glide. Red tail in size.
What are the chances of a dark morph Red-tailed Hawk? This observer has
not seen one in Vermont!
The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland, Vermont
Speaking the same language.