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    Senior Member collady's Avatar
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    One of my favorite birds...

    We feed birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and other wild animals in our back yard. We often have deer, groundhogs, and foxes. But I think my favorite is when a hawk appears. This one was eating from a suet feeder this morning. The picture is a little dark because it was early, but she is in the center of the photo.
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    We have bird feeders in our big cherry tree in the front yard. A couple years ago we had a hawk come into the tree. Unfortunately, it was not interested in the bird feeder, it was after the birds. It was about a month before the birds came back to the feeder. We never saw the hawk again.

    You got a beautiful photo.
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    We had one sitting on a fence post, looking around. I was just glad Cookie was not outside. I don't like them.
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    Jingle, our chi, Dabbie never goes outdoors without either being in his harness or being carried. I don't think a hawk would attack him that close to a human.

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    We had one sitting on a fence post, looking around. I was just glad Cookie was not outside. I don't like them.

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    There were birds at my feeder right after she left. She has been here on several occasions and the other birds still return, I am pleased to say.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    We have bird feeders in our big cherry tree in the front yard. A couple years ago we had a hawk come into the tree. Unfortunately, it was not interested in the bird feeder, it was after the birds. It was about a month before the birds came back to the feeder. We never saw the hawk again.

    You got a beautiful photo.

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    You are very lucky. We have a couple of kinds of hawks that come around here in Downeast Maine. HOWEVER, they eat the birds and chipmunks. I chase them as soon as I see them. They can find there dinner in the national park which our property borders. They don't need to be eating my "pets".

    We also have a large number of deer that come onto the property each day. I put some grain out for them. They are so lovely!

    We did have 3 raccoons last year. One of them got inside the cage of our giant feeder and got stuck. We got him out safely and none of them have returned since. LOL.

    We have a beautiful red bellied sapsucker who comes every day. Here he is.Name:  IMG_1034.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by collady View Post
    Jingle, our chi, Dabbie never goes outdoors without either being in his harness or being carried. I don't think a hawk would attack him that close to a human.
    Tink, also a Chihuahua, will not go out with out one of her humans wait staff. We have hawks in the area and they like to feed at the park across the street. She would probably give the hawk a hernia, but we don't need the drama.
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    I put food out for the birds also, and I don't care who comes to eat it - squirrels, raccoons, deer, etc. I like watching them all. Our hawk keeps down the field mice and small snake population so it's a good bird. There are enough woods and shrubs for most birds to easily take evasive action and avoid the hawk.

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    I like the hawks for keeping the squirrels and rabbits at bay. The birds don't seem to mind their occasional raids.

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    i get hawks all the time through my area. I get marsh, sharp shin and red shouldered hawks. Boy it is awesome to see them fly through the trees. I know they nest close by but have not found their nesting sites. Just a few days ago one immature red shoulder was trying to go after something it saw through the ice on the pond. What a show!

    here is one that visits. I really need to get a zoom for my camera.

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