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Old Tuesday 17th May 2011, 10:23   #1
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Smile white buzzard

Hi my name is Debbie and i am privileged to have a white buzzard that nests near me, i am wondering though if anyone out there has good quality close up photos they could share as my camera is not up to the job and i am wishing to have a tattoo to represent her done but need a clear picture first, please help if poss as this means more to me than most would understand thanks Debbie
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Old Tuesday 17th May 2011, 10:27   #2
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Hi my name is Debbie and i am privileged to have a white buzzard that nests near me, i am wondering though if anyone out there has good quality close up photos they could share as my camera is not up to the job and i am wishing to have a tattoo to represent her done but need a clear picture first, please help if poss as this means more to me than most would understand thanks Debbie
Hi Debbie

Have a look in the gallery, there are some excellent images there.
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Old Tuesday 17th May 2011, 15:40   #3
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thanks but sadly had a look and only a couple of actual white buzzards and both very distant, guess need to keep waiting and looking or get good camera as i have now got her feeding on road kill i pick up within 20yds of house on old cable reel
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But surely if it's for a tattoo, all you need from a photo is the overall shape and structure?
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Old Wednesday 25th May 2011, 02:07   #5
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Well, here are a few photos of ‘white’ Red-tailed Hawks. If you decide to use one as a model for the tattoo design I hope you will place this tattoo in the modest place … :)

http://www.pbase.com/mbb/leucistic_r...xas__fall_2010
http://www.pbase.com/mbb/leucistic_r..._2009_and_2010
http://www.pbase.com/mbb/leucistic_r...__january_2010

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Old Wednesday 25th May 2011, 08:43   #6
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These are nice photograps but with all respect they do not depict white Buzzards.

I suppose that Debbie (her profile says UK based) is referring to the species Buteo buteo, of which some specimens have a pale feathering, with some parts almost white.
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Old Tuesday 31st May 2011, 15:45   #7
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These are nice photograps but with all respect they do not depict white Buzzards.

I suppose that Debbie (her profile says UK based) is referring to the species Buteo buteo, of which some specimens have a pale feathering, with some parts almost white.
the wonderful buzzard that nests near my home is pure white and even had a pure white offspring a couple of yrs ago, I guess i will just have to splash out on a good camera as i have got her used to feeding on road kill placed very close to house
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the wonderful buzzard that nests near my home is pure white and even had a pure white offspring a couple of yrs ago, I guess i will just have to splash out on a good camera as i have got her used to feeding on road kill placed very close to house
You could have a scout around the net see if there is a local photography group, I think lots of people would be happy to get the chance to get some photos and would be willing to share them with you
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/uk/webcams/
Good webcam of a Buzzard here
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Old Monday 6th June 2011, 19:33   #10
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i saw a white buzzard a few years ago in abeerdeenshire near braemar a few years ago
i thought it was osprey at first but wrong time of year
i was just about to get a photo but i spooked it and off it went
i posted on here at the time and got some links to white buzzards on here
at least very pale coloring
they are awesome if u do see one so can kind of understand tattoo thing
i will repost link if i find it
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