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What Is This?

by Cade

As I was playing in our backyard with my daughters the other day, I noticed something watching us.  Something big.  Something I'm not used to seeing in my backyard.  This creature stood almost two-feet off the ground.  I grabbed my phone to snap a picture.  This is the best I got.

I've already ruled out it being a turkey vulture or giant pigeon.  My best guess is some sort of hawk or an eagle.  The next shot I got was it flying away.

C'mon birders, help me out.  Let me know if you can shed some light on this for me.  Feel free to comment below or hit me on Twitter, @cade1037 .