I lost a bird yesterday, but I'm not sure what took it... The girls (we had 11) were free-ranging on the lawn like they do every day, all day. I went out to do a head count at about 10 a.m. before leaving for work and I couldn't find any of the birds, which is unusual. Usually they come to me when I call. After looking around the yard (we have 3 acres, mostly wooded area surrounding the lawn) I saw 5 birds come out from behind the compost bin/woodpile. Then a minute later, I found the remaining 5 hiding in tall weeds against the side of the garage (maybe 20 feet away?). They were obviously spooked. I found no feathers anywhere to indicate a struggle...I know we have fox, skunk, opossum that I've seen in the yard. Coyotes in the field across the road. Maybe a hawk or starving owl? Whatever it was, I'm bummed. I'm leaving them in their fenced yard when I go to work, but I feel bad about it. They are so happy when they're free.