So once he flew away we thought it was all over, but then an hour later I looked out the bedroom window and there he was again! He had brought his squirrel back and now he was eating it. He was back there for about 3 hours, eating every last bit of that squirrel. Amazing.
We named him Tiger, and after lots of googling, I'm pretty sure he's a ferruginous hawk. I'm no bird expert so could definitely be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's what he is. If anyone thinks he's a different kind of hawk (or even an eagle!), please let me know. His thick white legs are what make me think there's a small possibility that he's an eagle.
It was just so unbelievable to have a creature like that right in our backyard!! Tiger, I hope you come back soon :)