[CT Birds] ID help - in Bozrah

Michael Richardson michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 4 23:12:59 EST 2013

My first thought, without a pic to show, is a seagull.  

Michael Richardson
Norwalk, CT 06851

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>From my post earlier today (re black vultures) I mentioned that on the outer
edge of the group there was a white bird that appeared to be a vulture also.
My first thought was albino.  There didn't seem to be any restlessness in
the group but while I was watching the blacks haggle over the carcus, the
white bird took off.  I didn't realize it had taken flight until it was
heading off up and across the field.

My dilemma is that when I looked up albino vultures; it doesn't seem very
likely that it was one... So I am at a loss as to what it might have been.

While it was on the ground with all the rest it appeared to be a vulture.
Never did get a good look at the head (it was all crouched down). I missed
it getting up to take flight.  In flight the wingspan was all as big as a
vultures and on the underside at the wingtips there were some dark/black
feathers.  But the bird was ALL white except for those feathers at the tips.

The field is by work, so I will be going back to the area again to see if I
get lucky. 

Any help and/ideas would be appreciated.

Dave Carey

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