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posted: 4/20/2013 5:00 AM

Cats aren't alone preying on birds

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Froma Harrop, thanks for the interesting column, "Cats and dingoes: a birds-eye view." There is just one thing you forgot to mention: hawks. I have at least one dead bird every two weeks (only piles of feathers left behind) in my yard. I do feed all birds -- cardinals, finches, sparrows, etc., and the hawk has its table set for lunch because of those feedings. I have watched the hawk swoop down, grab a bird with his claws and hack it up for food with only feathers are left behind. I try to knock on my window, try to run outside as fast as I can, but the minute the hawk hears the door he is gone.

So, there go 26 birds a year that I know for sure are killed by this beautiful hawk. Not only cats do damage.

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Marlene Gangala

Arlington Heights

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