This Coopers Hawk and its mate have discovered that my bird feeders are a nice feeding station for them. They recently built a nest in the woods right behind our house and are now using our bird feeders as their hunting grounds. You can see some of the feathers from the bird she is eating just below her feet on the limb. I'm conflicted as to what to do. It's kind of neat to have this pair of Accipiters right in our back yard. On the other hand it seems almost cruel to put out seed for birds who then become dinner themselves when they arrive to eat. If the hawks would stick to the doves it would be great. The thing is, they will eat anything from chickadees to pheasants.