from google image, but this is what they look like, small hawks with long tails. Cooper's Hawks. They always make appearances around this time of year-- we seem to be on their map. The chickens in their cage get really still and quiet, when the hawks are around, and sometimes Elle the Rooster makes a growly sound. Usually we only see one hawk but this morning I saw a pair checking out our chickens. The sound the hawks made was almost like laughter.