Weekly Puzzler #128: Riding the Wind!

So the last four puzzlers were large birds (swallow-tailed kite ,white pelican, wood stork, and osprey) that use invisible air currents to float high above the ground. This week’s puzzler is also a big bird that uses these thermals to help them stay high above the earth with little to no effort. Below is a silhouette of this bird.  This bird is not as big as the white pelican, but has a bigger wingspan than a swallow-tailed kite and wood stork. Its wingspan is also bigger than an osprey–but only by about an inch!  Do you know what it is? (Hint: This bird, unlike the last puzzlers, does not have any white on it)

Do you know it? If so, use the comment box below to give your guess. All correct answers will be eligible to win this quarter’s prize. Check back next weekend to see if you are correct…and as always, have a fabulous weekend!


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  1. Jock Aplin September 10, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

    Looks eagle-ish.

    • Sharon Mammoser September 10, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

      It does, but it’s not. The head and beak will give it away.

  2. Arden September 10, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    Guessing a black vulture.

    • Sharon Mammoser September 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

      You are very close…think a bit larger

  3. Colleen Gilgenbach September 10, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

    turkey vulture

    • Sharon Mammoser September 16, 2016 at 9:33 am #

      Great guess!! You are correct!

  4. Hon September 11, 2016 at 2:01 pm #


    • Sharon Mammoser September 16, 2016 at 9:34 am #

      Well of course you are correct. Easy one for you!