Applewood Mississauga Bird of Prey
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
I have seen this very large bird a couple of times in recent days (April 21 2014).
It is over two feet tall and its wing span is enormous!!
We have hawks in the area and it is much larger.
The best I can make of it is a Golden Eagle.
Does anyone know what it could be?
UPDATE: Here is another picture of the large bird that has been around Applewood, Mississauga, the past week (April 21 2014). It does not have a white head, so don't think it could be a Bald Eagle, much larger than the resident hawks in the area. Did not see clear signs of white in wings so do not know if it is a Turkey Vulture.Thanks for the update and new picture, Andy.
Hmmm.... I'm not sure but a bird that size could be a Turkey Vulture if is is black & white under it's wings, and if it "wobbles" when it flies. If it has a white head and tail it will be a Bald Eagle, and if it doesn't have the white head and tail it might be a juvenile Bald Eagle.
I'm not sure how likely it is to be a Golden, but perhaps one of our readers will know.
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