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Today is slow, so I thought I would see how many people know what this is. I do know what the bird is.

This week, Palo Pinto Co. TX. (North central TX.)

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I tried to enhance the image (doesn't help), even had a look at Palo Pinto to see what should be around (didn't help but interesting). it's raining here so......

Decided Eagle/Vulture hybrid, but leaning Bald Eagle despite the long fingers.

I suppose we need a few more guesses before Kevin will cough up the answer.

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By the way, rectangular / 'plank' wings, base of tail very close to wings,  and white wingpits were my factors.

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That is what I thought most of the answers would be!

5 hours ago, AlexHenry said:

Turkey Vulture?

Yes! The reddish-brown on the end of the wings is normally lighter. I am not sure what is up with the white blotches on it's back.

When I saw it at first I thought it was a Bald Eagle to. But then It flew over me with a pink head and white trailing the edge of it's wings. I was (To say the least.) disappointed. 

Edit: Why am I out of likes again? I don't think I have used one all day.

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So now I finally click on the photos to open the originals, and realize we're looking the back of a bird headed away from us, not the belly of one coming toward us.  Sheesh.  :classic_rolleyes:

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48 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

So now I finally click on the photos to open the originals, and realize we're looking the back of a bird headed away from us, not the belly of one coming toward us.  Sheesh.  :classic_rolleyes:

Double sheesh! That's what I thought, too.

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2 hours ago, HamRHead said:

Double sheesh! That's what I thought, too.

Make that 3 of us who flunked 

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