I saw this bird flying in the same vicinity as a group of Turkey Vultures. This bird seemed noticeably larger. The location is Lake Arrowhead California. Sorry about photo quality. It was quite far away.
I saw this bird today at Hahamongna Watershed in La Canada, CA. Terrible photo on a dark gray day. Had to lighten it up a bit. The eye ring was more prominent in person. Seemed a bit larger than a Hutton’s ?