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Name:   hounddog - Email Member Reply
Subject:   large white bird
Date:   9/11/2015 12:50:11 PM   IP ADDRESS: 71.12.198.235

This morning while fishing I saw an eagle sized solid white bird . It did not not let me get very close and by the time I got my binocs out , it was gone . I have been an outdoorsman for a long time and this was  a rare sighting for me . Has anyone else seen this guy or know what it might be ? I know eagles ( bald and golden)  , hawks of a variety of species , ospreys , kites , et.al. . Yes it was large , hawk or osprey sized and white as snow all over  . Any body ?





Name:   jersey boy - Email Member Reply
Subject:   large white bird
Date:   9/11/2015 1:59:45 PM   IP ADDRESS: 173.12.33.217

Snowy Egret, Long neck?





Name:   hounddog - Email Member Reply
Subject:   large white bird
Date:   9/11/2015 3:09:44 PM   IP ADDRESS: 71.12.198.235

No. I know that one too. It had the shape and appearance of an eagle or large hawk only solid white . I have spent alot of time in the salt marshes of Brevard county Fl and know a lot of the bird life there by site . It also lit in the tops of the biggest trees the way an eagle or hawk will . It is unusal that I see a bird I don't know . That is why I am posting to see if anyone else has seen it .





Name:   Talullahhound - Email Member Reply
Subject:   large white bird
Date:   9/11/2015 3:45:56 PM   IP ADDRESS: 68.184.69.130

That's really interesting.  My first thought was heron or crane, but those certainly are not eagle size.  Maybe some kind of migrating bird? 





Name:   hounddog - Email Member Reply
Subject:   large white bird
Date:   9/11/2015 4:25:05 PM   IP ADDRESS: 71.12.198.235

We have  great blue herons and green herons . No cranes . I am thnking some kind of albino ,freak o' nature . No wait , that's my second cousin on my ex-wifes' side of the family . Any way this feathered  anomally was last seen headed towards Manoi Creek area . 

it is easy to spot from a long way off because of the white color and large size





Name:   alatraveler50 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   large white bird
Date:   9/11/2015 7:25:37 PM   IP ADDRESS: 75.137.196.248

I've seen some pretty good sized White Owls in my days, not around here thought!





Name:   BigFoot - Email Member Reply
Subject:   large white bird
Date:   9/12/2015 9:02:02 AM   IP ADDRESS: 68.184.59.11

...wonder how many second cousins on the ex-wife side now trying to figure out who this hounddog is...





Name:   hounddog - Email Member Reply
Subject:   big foot
Date:   9/12/2015 11:42:11 AM   IP ADDRESS: 71.12.198.235

That was a joke ,or ,  I guess I should say a feeble attempt  at a little humor . A lot of Lake Martin community members could use a little lightening up IMHO . But , I did a little research and found a picture of an all white eagle taken in Washintgon state so it is possible .  I will continue to try to be observant and appreciative of the natural world around me because that is just he way I roll . Try it ,you might like it .





Name:   Lifer - Email Member Reply
Subject:   large white bird
Date:   9/13/2015 2:30:58 PM   IP ADDRESS: 173.209.211.220

We live in Many and have seen this bird. Didn't seem as big as an eagle but saw it from a distance so hard to tell. Definitely a distinct animal. 





Name:   hounddog - Email Member Reply
Subject:   lifer
Date:   9/14/2015 3:43:02 PM   IP ADDRESS: 71.12.198.235

Let me know if you get a close enough look to identify it . 





Name:   Mulligan - Email Member Reply
Subject:   large white bird
Date:   9/17/2015 5:47:35 PM   IP ADDRESS: 75.137.192.236

It might be an osprey, I've seen a pair in the Madwin Creek area several years ago.  Looks like an eagle but feathers cover legs and feet.  





Name:   hounddog - Email Member Reply
Subject:   large white bird
Date:   9/19/2015 1:50:05 PM   IP ADDRESS: 71.12.198.235

Solid colored white as snow ? hmmm . I don't think so .





Name:   Old Crappie - Email Member Reply
Subject:   [Message deleted by author]
Date:   9/20/2015 10:23:03 AM (updated 9/20/2015 10:23:49 AM)    IP ADDRESS: 68.119.82.246




Name:   Old Crappie - Email Member Reply
Subject:   large white bird
Date:   9/20/2015 10:24:25 AM   IP ADDRESS: 68.119.82.246





Name:   Old Crappie - Email Member Reply
Subject:   large white bird
Date:   9/20/2015 10:27:29 AM   IP ADDRESS: 68.119.82.246

At this time of year there are a few whooping cranes that migrate thru here. I saw 4 a couple of years ago





Name:   hounddog - Email Member Reply
Subject:   old crappie
Date:   9/20/2015 12:09:28 PM   IP ADDRESS: 71.12.198.235

More than likely sandhill cranes coming out of florida headed for Tn. Have you ever heard them  and then spotted them a few thousand feet up flying in formation and squawking ? I always get a kick out of that for some reason . 





Name:   Old Crappie - Email Member Reply
Subject:   old crappie
Date:   9/20/2015 6:27:50 PM   IP ADDRESS: 68.119.82.246

Sandhills are not white, whooping cranes are white. All cranes are migrating south this time of year





Name:   hounddog - Email Member Reply
Subject:   [Message deleted by author]
Date:   9/20/2015 8:52:07 PM (updated 9/20/2015 9:13:40 PM)    IP ADDRESS: 71.12.198.235






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