I finally snapped a pic of a bird that visits the trees around my house when I have Lou in the yard.
I don't know what kind of bird it is, but I read that one should be careful with small dogs if you live in an area that has birds of prey. It stays in the tree and eyeballs the puppy. If we go in the back yard, it moves to the tree back there. No movement toward me or puppy yet, but I really don't want a gigantic bird carrying my little one off. It doesn't make noise either, but the smaller birds in the area go nuts when it's around.
Full size photo here if you want to get a closer look. Any ideas on what kind of bird this is and if I should be worried that it might try to get my puppy?