Asked on Mar 26, 2018
How do I deter intruding hawks?
I have a large bird feeder in my backyard. It gives me a lot of pleasure because it attracts a large number of bird species--from the diminutive humming bird to the larger turtle-doves. Some are permanent others are migratory. The problem is that in this area there are also medium and large hawks that hover daily and seem to think that I have a buffet for them. Sometimes I am able to scare them away by making loud noises but most of the time they win and leave nothing but feathers in my yard. I know they also have to eat, but it is so sad to see how they follow and attack the innocent turtle doves.