Scary Massive Grey Raptor, 4 ft tall, What the heck is it?
We saw an enormous, very tall (maybe 4 ft), dark grey bird with a very strange, long, huge, sort of s-shaped bill on our neighbor's property. It was very high in the tree top and held itself in the launch position, hanging from a limb at sort of an obtuse angle from the position it would be in if it were perched upright. We have squirrels around, and a few neighborhood cats around. This thing seriously looked like it could kill a human! Scary thing is that this was a back yard in shoreline CT. Just a regular neighborhood. I've looked everywhere trying to identify what it was, but can't anything like it anywhere online. I haven't seen it again since, thank God! I've lived here for 30 years and never saw anything like this. It was just passing through. It doesn't look like anything North American that I've seen.
Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!