Turkey Vulture west of Meadowcreek today

Observers: Debby Parker
Email: jimndebbyatquenetdotcom
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Date: 01/11/2005
Time: 02:28 PM -0500


Large raptor flying west of Brockman (n.side of Hwy 395)toward the shooting range, low over the field, tipsy flyer, circling, distinctive shape of dark underwing coverts and light flight feathers (underside), brownish across the top of the wings, dark tail, without any white barring or red, one quick look at a light head (at the distance of 100-150 ft. hard to see it as pink). What a surprise, these birds are supposed to be south of here at this time of year but have to say, the bird was flying along in a casual and relaxed fashion probably looking for some lunch. Seen around 10 am. looking s. from Finkbeiner forest. Not a dark morph redtail or an eagle, as it lacked the eagle wings and overall shape.