National Geographic Backyard Birding Home page * includes a link to their Backyard Bird Identifier that asks 4 easy questions then gives you a group of possibilities to help you figure out what birds are hanging out in your yard.
Native American Indian Poem ~ "Great Eagle, King of the sky, lift my spirit up; carry me high. Wings of strength that float along, take me away ~ to freedom beyond ~ at peace I live, with you above; all that I give is: Heartfelt Love.
The Ornate Hawk-Eagle is a bird of prey from the tropical Americas. Like all eagles, it is in the family Accipitridae. This species is notable for its vivid colours, which differ markedly between adult and immature birds (photo from San Diego Zoo Global)