An interesting report from John Thaxton of Adirondack Dispatches.  John certainly seems to know his birds and he describes a Ferruginous Hawk well but seeing one in Vermont would be beyond absolutely amazing and buteos are known to have a variety of plumages.  The comment thread is interesting as well.  Thoughts?

Maybe this bird escaped?

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.