Cooper’s Hawks eating songbirds:
Yes, it is very unpleasant and very sad to watch however, the predator-prey relationship between Cooper’s Hawks and songbirds is part of the circle of wildlife. If you enjoy bird-watching and you have noticed that hawks have been coming to your feeder, you may be able to encourage them to move onto another location by removing your feeder for a little while. In fact, if songbirds continue to flock to your yard/garden, the hawk/s will as well… Once the feeder is temporarily gone the hawk/s will move to a different location with more food. And so plenty of songbirds will return to your garden/yard.