I so wish I had a good pic for you but it was dark this morning and the Crackberry just was not cutting it. I think this may have been what I saw (I had a pic here but the site decided I could not use it eventhough it was probably the most traffic they'd in ages) but it seemed larger to me. I may have to keep looking. The other possibility was a juvenile bald eagle.
So, I am getting ready to leave this morning when I happen to look out the front window of the house. Through the sheers, it looked like a large-ish bag or medium sized dog was in the front yard. I went to the window for a closer look. There was HUGE bird sitting next to the oak tree in the yard and a squirrel seemed to be yelling at him. At first, I thought that it was injured, because it was just standing/sitting there. Then...I saw it. He/She had a smaller squirrel in it's talons (yes talons, I am telling you this thing was big). The my heart hurt a little because the squirrel was probably a young one and the squirrel in the tree was upset at the killing of possibly it's kin (I really don't know if squirrels rally around another that falls victim to a predator, I am just describing what I saw).
Anyway, after about a couple minutes, it flew off to another tree to have it's meal. I know, it's nature and all and I am an omnivore and it shouldn't bother me but it did but I also loved the majesty of the bird. It actually scared me a little with it's glare and ability to take down it's own food not to mention that it was the size of a small to medium dog. I do remember a large bird hanging out in the trees at the end of our street and many birds to return to the same areas so maybe it is the same one that I have seen in the past. This also may be the reason that the rabbits have not been hanging around as much.