I have this really nice fly-through feeder (purchased at WBU) mounted on my WBU Pole System in the backyard. Yesterday afternoon, there were quite a few little finches and sparrows dining here when all of a sudden, the Cooper's Hawk flew down and landed on top. (Note: I like this fly-through feeder because the brackets holding the roof prevents crows from getting inside to pig out on seed and now I know it also keeps the Cooper's Hawk from getting in to eat little birds!)
Of course, as soon as the hawk landed on top, all the little birds underneath flew quickly to shelter in nearby shrubs and trees. It was so funny to see the hawk walk across the top of the feeder and look down under the roof....no doubt trying to figure out a way to get down there.
Hmmmm....I know there were birds here a second ago.
Why can't I see them anymore?
I think I hear some over in that big viburnum shrub....
I was so excited to get the chance to see this in my backyard (even if the photos are a little blurry from through the window). Usually the hawk flies in so fast and leaves again before I even get a chance to grab for the camera.