Reader Liz Strahle sent us some bird photos; her notes are indented:
These were taken in the last few months in NY, CT, and NJ. The first herring gull was in NY and the non-leucistic red-tailed hawk was in CT. The rest were in NJ.I believe the gull pictures are Herring Gulls but am not absolutely sure. After googling “white hawk” and then googling leucistic red-tailed hawk, I am pretty sure that the second and third pictures are of a leucistic red-tailed hawk. I saw him/her on different days but in the same spot.The leucistic red-tailed hawk, the American robin, and the black vulture are new birds for me. I must have seen an American robin before, but I could not identify it without looking it up. I think I’ve mentioned before that I love turkey vultures. They are so beautiful. The black vultures are neat, too, but not the same.
After the first four photos I gave up, as they weren’t in order and there was no robin. This may be my fault.
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) (I think it’s leucistic.)
You can identify the rest!