Regal looking,maybe an eagle?

by Kimberly
(Saint Joseph, mo)

This morning I was sitting at my window add I do everyday when I saw this large bird about two blocks away.

It was gliding directly above the homes, heading east towards mine.
As it came closer I realized it was a really large bird.
It kind of looked like those hawks you see in less populated areas feasting on a carcass, but much larger.
It wasn't really flaking is wings, it was gliding.
It looked to be 5-6 FT from wing to wing tip.
It was black but the under side of the tips are white. I couldn't see its head as it passed over. It's tail appeared to be light colored As well.
I live in a small city about 30 minutes north of kc in mo, on the edge of the Missouri river.
I've never seen such a large bird in the middle of a residential area.
Anyone know what this beautiful creature may have been?

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Mar 27, 2016
regal looking, maybe an eagle? NEW
by: Brook

can't make an ID of the specific kind of eagle without doing some research but only an eagle will smoothly glide. Vultures, hawks, falcons all tip a bit back and forth. Try typing a description into your search bar and then open AllAbout Birds.org or you can try simply looking for a "picture of" then type in the description of markings. Enjoy!

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