Today after school when my dad and I went to feed the peafowl, I noticed a dark figure that looked like a hawk quickly bounce off the netting. I turned to my dad and said it looked like it was a hawk and that maybe it was trapped in the pen. He said, "Naw I think it was a crow and it just flew into the netting and left". When I entered the pen I saw a hawk! It was frantically trying to find a way out of the pen and it kept bouncing off the netting. 4 of our 5 peafowl (Ice, Pip, Alto, & Damsel) cornered the hawk in a little lean-to we have made for the peafowl to hide under. They kept it there until we could get the peafowl catching net and a rake. My dad tried to catch the hawk but it shot out from the lean-to and continued to fly around bouncing off the netting. Then with one bounce it fell to the ground infront of Dragon, who began to display for the poor hawk! Then the hawk darted when it saw us and my dad was able to net it. Luckily it wasn't a large hawk, it was less than half the size of a peahen. It rolled over on its back in defense with its tallons up and it was panting. It was a really pretty hawk it had red eyes, a grey back, a long tail, and a white and creme dappled chest. My dad slid the rake under the nett so we didn't have to get to close to those tallons and scooped up the hawk. Luckily we didn't ruffle its feathers and it didn't lose any. My dad took it to a bush so that if it was exhausted it could hide in the bushes hidden while it recovered. The hawk ran through the bushes and flew up onto a low oak tree branch and sat there resting. We think he was probably after some small birds and got stuck in the pen. Little birds like going in our pen a lot. We looked through our bird book and concluded that we think the hawk was a sharp shinned hawk. It sure was pretty and it was neat to see the reaction of the peafowl!