Weekly Puzzler #125: White and Black

Last week the puzzler was a swallow-tailed kite–which you may know, is a lovely black and white bird of prey. Here is another black and white bird. Can you recognize it from below? These birds were high above me, floating on invisible air currents when I took this photo. What bird is this?

As always, I look forward to your guesses! Use the comment box below to offer an answer to this week’s puzzler–if you are correct you could be the winner of the next free giveaway! (On the first day of autumn)


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  1. Arden August 20, 2016 at 9:47 am #

    I see these in Florida. My guess is white ibis?

  2. Mark Troy August 20, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    American white pelican!

    • Sharon Mammoser August 20, 2016 at 9:10 pm #

      Ahh, you are the only one with a correct answer so far! Way to go!

  3. Jock Aplin August 20, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

    One of my favorite birds. Until recently we lived in the midwest near the Mississippi River. In the Spring, as the Bald Eagles were starting to head north, you’d catch a glimpse of something high in the sky, and look up to see the American White Pelicans flying in a V formation. They would stay in the area by the thousands over the summer.
    Lots of fun to watch. And huge.

    • Sharon Mammoser August 20, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

      Yes, they are lots of fun to watch. With such a giant wingspan and such grace in the air, it is awesome to see a lot of these soaring high above. … thanks for reading! And for your guess–and great photos! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Flo August 20, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    sea gulls?

    • Sharon Mammoser August 20, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

      No, but thanks for guessing! These birds have orange legs and feet and a really BIG wingspan! Maybe you want to guess again?

  5. Hon August 20, 2016 at 7:46 pm #

    Wood Stork

    • Sharon Mammoser August 20, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

      Look more closely, maybe on a bigger monitor.