amazed

by eva
(Prunedale, CA)

First off I need to emphasize there were no drugs and/or alcohol involved in this siting and sadly we took no photo. That being said we observed a large (bigger than our resident red tail hawks who nest on our property each year) bird of prey that sat on a dead pinetree for several hours in Salinas, CA (Monterey Co). The wings and body were dark grey/black as was the beak & feet and the chest and head were white however there was a black stripe running horizontal across the face over it's eye area (I named it Bandit). If anyone could please advise us of what type of bird this might be we look forward to your replies.


Comments for amazed

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 29, 2012
Kite
by: Tom

Sounds like a white-tailed kite

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Woodpecker?

    Oct 19, 17 02:25 PM

    Ran into window at work. Grey body, white head with a crown, white accents long narrow beak. In Texas

    Read More

  2. Grey bird with pointy head?

    Oct 17, 17 07:27 PM

    In northeast Kansas, just spotted this one at the feeder. Seems unusual for here. Observed today, Oct 17. Any thoughts on what it is?

    Read More

  3. what kind of bird is this

    Oct 15, 17 06:44 PM

    He looks like a cardinal but blue! i have never seen this bird before until this week

    Read More