Most back-yard bird watchers hate to see hawks visit...but I have learned to love these regal preditors. They are important birds. Read on....
My mind was scarred a few years back when a Cooper's Hawk grabbed a Mouning Dove and his/she mate followed them and calling. This was awful to witness. But....
They will also feed on rodents and reptiles...ie...rats, squirrels and SNAKES. Love this fact about them. Don't you?
Back to the birds. They only take out the birds that are slower and weak due to age or illness. They (Hawks) play a major part in the food chain.
I travel Euharlee Road every day to work. It is a joy to see these lone Red-tailed Hawk on the power line.
Recently, I had a first-year Red-shouldered Hawk visit and a first-year Sharp-shinned Hawk visit. COOL!
Good Birding to All!