Minette the kitten goes out into the "solarium" every morning to keep an eye on the chipmunks and birds.
The bird feeders are out back and are very busy most days.
I am out in the country so there are various visitors at all times of the day - deer and snapping turtles and the usual gazillion birds and our family of chipmunks and many rabbits ...
I guess there are snakes and definitely spiders and I have been told there are bears and coyotes/wolves.
( I am guessing wild dogs before I believe we have coyotes/wolves)
So ... today, having my first cup of coffee.. I see a bird ( bluejay ? robin?) in the yard when suddenly, shockingly to Minette and to me .. a hawk/falcon swooped down and grabbed up the big bird !
Who flapped around and complained but that hawk just kept going !
I .... distressed by it all ... ran out the back door in my pajamas, yelling at the hawk ..
(Candid Camera would have made millions)
Here is the good part of the story -
The hawk dropped the bird.
Who flew over , then away ...
I like to think the flyover was a Thank You to me.