So, I recently heard someone say "Oh look, the little ones are chasing the hawk away". Boom- Moment of inspiration! How have I never thought of (or read anyone else talk about) using song birds to keep the flock safe? I realize this plan has some minor holes in it, but I think it could work. The practice of mobbing is common among song birds across the world. I just need to facilitate nesting of the desired breeds by making suitable bird houses. I'll try it as soon as I can and post an update. Please join me!