thewarriorchild

Songster
11 Years
Mar 29, 2008
899
5
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Ringwood area, NJ
While watching the skys for predators I saw a very large black bird with large white circles on its wings. It was flying overhead and I was surprised to see such large circles. I looked at the Hawk Mtn site to ID it but I did not find anything..any one know what it was? It was a large bird... Do I need to worry?
 

amazondoc

Cracked Egghead
11 Years
Mar 31, 2008
2,847
32
201
Lebanon, TN
I dunno! Vultures are about the only really large black bird in this country, although several brown birds like eagles might look black against the light. A lot of birds migrate through NJ, though, so there's a wide variety to choose from. Tis a puzzlement!
 

cmb19

Songster
11 Years
Apr 25, 2008
287
7
144
PA
If the white areas were at the ends of the wings then take a look at some different pictures of black vultures. They're different than turkey vultures and aren't as common in the Northern part of the country.
 

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