Yesterday afternoon after I pulled out of the driveway, I saw a big bird fly from the woods across the street, flew right over my car toward my place. I was driving, so I couldn't look for shape of tail, shape of head & bill, etc. I have looked on Peterson's & whatbird & can not find one like it. I know males & females & juveniles have different colorings & markings. I don't know very much about identifying birds. I am in Alabama, since that will help narrow down what birds we have in our area. I do live in a rural area...lots of woods & about a 8-acre lake/pond behind my house. There's also many other ponds/small lakes nearby & the river is also not far away (I have seen those big long-legged birds that I see frequently on the river here at the house on occasion). Description: Size - Large bird (From what I could tell from a quick glance, it seemed to have a hawk-like or eagle like appearance, but again, I don't know much about identifying birds). Color - Brown (primary color brown, possibly different shades of brown). It did have some white on it (not much). I don't remember the tail being white, but from what I remember, it seems like the tips of the wings were white...just the tips. It looked brown all over except the wing tips white (but not positive). It wasn't barred nor striped. Wing Shape - Rounded (large) Location - Alabama So, does anyone have any idea what it could be & if it is a predator of chickens or not?