our hawk population as asploded in the past few years.Sparrows love gathering in the forsythia (?) and going to the feeder and back.
When hawks were in the neighborhood, one would come down like a rocket and just go crashing into the bush.
Come out with a sparrow, sure enough.
Then birds would be scarce for several days.
Hawks weren't around much last year, haven't heard them even.
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