I've written in several threads the story about a hawk trying to get my girls in their tractor when they were just a few weeks old and I was sitting less than three feet away. Well, just a few minutes ago we were all outside and they were free-ranging all over the yard. I was giving them mushrooms from a pizza and bits of the crust. I was sitting in the middle of the yard right beside them and had the boom box playing pretty loudly. There were birds around the feeders and a big squirrel was gorging himself on the top of one. Suddenly, I heard the doves fly, looked to my left in time to see the squirrel vamoose, turned back to my girls in time to see them run under the bushes, and then felt a huge breeze on the back of my neck before THAT HAWK CAME IN FROM BEHIND ME AGAIN TO TRY TO GET ONE OF MY CHICKENS! This time he landed on my neighbor's house and looked back down at us. I stood up and yelled and waved my hands and he flew away. This all happened about 20 minutes ago and my girls are still cowering under the bushes, but I'm very proud of them for recognizing the danger and getting out of its way. Can't say it enough: WATCH OUT FOR HAWKS!!! BTW, I have to admit: That was one beautiful bird!