We have never had a problem with hawks - probably because we have an abundance of crows around here who heckle the hawks to death. But, last week, we had our very first hawk attack on the birds... I was out of town. I got home and I was told "Some of you flock was attacked by a hawk yesterday - we're not sure how many are missing, there's blood all over the yard". Of course, by the time I got home, it was dark outside and I couldn't get a good count of the ducks in the dark with a flashlight. My family knew that one of the ducks, a Dutch Hookbill named Izzie, had been attacked but survived. The next morning, I rushed outside to try to find her, knowing that she'd been injured for two days at that point without any treatment... I was shocked when I got outside, counted the birds, and they were ALL there, alive and accounted for! The only injured one was Izzie, she had a good gash on her neck. ALL of the blood in the yard was from her - I don't know how she lost that much blood and survived, it was all over the ground, smeared on the flowerpots and the deck.... but it's been over a week since the attack now and she's perfectly healthy, the gash is nearly all healed up! I'll try to get a picture up soon - but I just wanted to share a hawk story with a happy outcome! The birds, sadly, aren't allowed to free-range in the yard during the day anymore because we know the hawk will be back....but, everyone's safe!