Any birders out there got an ID on this wonderful animal ?
For now he is just a huge ghettohawk. Must be an endless food supply in the ghetto prairie where I saw him hunting. I didnt have any kind of telephoto lens to get a better res shot of him. This was a very large bird.
I didnt get great angles of him, but hes too bright to be a turkey vulture – and he didnt fly in that kind of pattern. He perched atop a derelict telephone pole, and then went out to float on air currents over the fields while spotting for food below.
Or is he / she a Falcon ? The head markings sure look similar.