I am not at all sure that we meant the pergola, from which one may usefully survey the garden and all three birdfeeders, to be a perch for a big Red Tail Hawk…. On the other hand, the peas will be safe from the crows that way.
I actually am very glad to see a number of raptors hanging about, it seems to me that if the top of the food chain is around, the bottom must be at least decent.
The count right now includes the Red Tails (a breeding pair who have been here several years), Long Horned Owls, Short Eared Owls, and the Cooper’s Hawk. The last memorably nailed a robin at high speed about twenty feet from me the other day. Quite impressive.