Thursday evening, Joan was surprised by a knock on her window. When she looked up, she saw a hawk flying past. It was chasing a finch and the poor bird flew into the window and died. The hawk sat on the garden wall nearby and hemmed and hawed for 30 minutes before it flew in and grabbed the poor finch. Looking at these photos we figured out it was a Coopers Hawk which we’ve regularly seen flying by.
Hawks along with owls are great aerial predators that rid us of rats and mice. So please, please, please DON’T use poison to kill rodents because it also kills these wonderful birds.