Here are some shots from 2015:

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 4:51 PM Dave Nutter <> wrote:

> This morning at 9:50am as I drove east on NYS-366 through Varna, I saw
> a/the white-winged Turkey Vulture soaring rather low near the intersection
> with Freese & Mt Pleasant Roads. Since the taxi was empty, I was able to
> pull over and get a binocular view.
> On the right wing it only a single white feather, the outermost primary,
> that is the leading edge. All of the other flight feathers on the right
> wing were normal (silver below), and the right wing lining was also normal,
> solid blackish brown.
> But one the left wing all the primaries were white except a single darker
> one among them about 4th or 5th from the leading edge. Under the left wing
> there was a round patch of dark feathers at the base of the primaries
> separated by whitish from the rest of the dark normal wing lining.
> Just now I can’t find any photos of the white-winged Turkey Vulture from
> several years ago, but this bird reminded me very strongly of that bird. If
> anyone has photos of that bird, or recalls the last time it was sighted, or
> also saw this bird lately, I would be interested.
> - - Dave Nutter
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Jay McGowan
Macaulay Library
Cornell Lab of Ornithology


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