Last night I spotted a dreaded hawk just as I let my girls out to free range. I watched the hawk catch a song bird in mid air. Unfortunatly, this is no small hawk. I noticed a shorter tail and the tail had a black tip. I don't know the breed of this hawk, as I'm unfamiliar with them. I heard the hawk's whirling call for a few minutes before it took off. This hawk took out the song bird with in a few feet from my house. My daughter and I gathered up the chickens back in the coop. A few minutes later, I went walking through the woods/trees and I could not find it. This all happened at 6:30-7pm at night. How long do hawks hang around one area? It's going to be near 90 and I'm hoping to let my girls out. Would I be able to see this hawk in the trees if it's near, or do they stay well hidden?