A couple of weeks ago, I was walking to my car in a perimeter parking lot on campus, and perched high on a dead tree I saw a large raptor with a white head. It was hard to tell with few context clues to judge relative size, but he was at least as big as the mature hawks I see around here sometimes. I stood beside my car for five minutes hoping to see him fly, but he just swayed on the tip of his leafless branch.
At least in terms of the apparent size and the white head, he was a dead ringer for a bald eagle. But we don't have those in Arkansas, I'm pretty sure. So all you naturalists out there -- what kind of bird do you think it was?