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COLDMIZER
Thu Aug 13 2020, 06:34PM Email Thread Print View

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While driving up 18 yesterday, around 5:20pm and nearing the lake view summit, I noticed what looked like a California Condor soring over head. It had a rather large wingspan with white patches under the black wings. Now, I'm not a bird watcher, but I asked a buddy who is and he doesn't think we have them up here. So I wanted to ask here in hopes of getting an experienced answer from other locals like myself
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Jellylorum
Thu Aug 13 2020, 07:28PM

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Could be a turkey vulture. They pass through every now and then.
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BootsNBridles
Thu Aug 13 2020, 08:33PM

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Might have been an osprey. There are a few up here but they usually stay far away from human habitation.
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BootsNBridles wrote ...

Might have been an osprey. There are a few up here but they usually stay far away from human habitation.


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Coldmizer, as Jellylorum said probably a turkey vulture.

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depends on the white markings. condor and turkey vultures are different.

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This is a turkey vulture





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BootsNBridles
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i have pics somewhere of an osprey roosting in a friend's tree in Erwin. We called around and found that there are osprey in our mountains and had an expert identify it. 🙂
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Guess I don't know how to attach the pic. Oh well. Look up Fish Hawk too (slang for osprey). Here is someone else's photo. It's much better than the one I have anyway! [Click Here]
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Thank you for the replies! All I know is that the bird had a VERY large wingspan, with very dark wings and white "Nike swoosh" type markings under each out stretched wing, no other color markings under the wings that I noticed. I have seen Osprey's up here around the Holloway's marina, and they appeared to be rather smaller than the bird I saw near the Lake View summit at the Arctic Circle. And I believe that Osprey's stay kinda close to water ways? I'm not a birdie, so I may be wrong. I just didn't know if we had a nesting pair of Condor's up here as we do with out Bald Eagles.
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California Condor in Ventana Wilderness

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