I have a portable ark for my girls that I move around the yard about once a week so that they could be treated to fresh grass and bugs. Occasionally I let them out of the run altogether so they can have free-range of the yard. Well about a week and a half ago I spotted three hawks (don't ask what kind because I have no clue) squawking away in the trees lining our yard. So I've kept them in the ark for awhile. Last night I checked the sky and the trees, thought it was safe and let the girls out for awhile. Not five minutes pass when I heard a squawk and spotted a hawk! It was perched in a pine at the edge of the yard focused on my birds. I tried russling up my girls and getting them back to the ark but it had been a week or more since they were last out and they were fussy and keep scattering. I was scared out of my mind that the hawk would pick off one of them while they were busy running from me - not a care in the world. Finally my sister came out to help & the hawk flew off and I was about to round up the girls and get them back to the ark. I'm afraid that this is going to happen every time I try to let my girls out. How do I frighten hawks away so the my girls can dirt-bathe and do all the other things that they love? Sling-shot? - not that my aim is great - Bullhorn? - I'm sure the neighbors would love that - Bottle-rockets? - again the whole aim concern+neighbors - I'm at a loss. Any advise would be great. Cause while they are fine and safe in their ark, I know they love to get out once and awhile and I hate to deprive them of that.