This fine fellow showed up on my roof late this afternoon, peering in the windows no doubt in search of Christmas leftovers. I threw him up some grain which he seemed to appreciate. The picture I missed was of Max the Cat peering down on him from above, his little legs pumping furiously up and down as he tried to make up his mind - dinner or nemesis? I didn't much fancy Max's chances but fortunately our visitor sauntered off down the roof before Max suffered any kitty embarrassment.
What an amazing inspiring sight.
And for the connoisseurs among you - it was not as gamey as bald eagle but a bit stringier than sandhill crane.