It has been a very dreary, misty type of day but at least not too terribly cold.
Late this afternoon I looked out the window just in time to see the Cooper's Hawk come and sit on top of the bird feeder. I went quickly for the camera but by the time I got back, it had swooped down, gotten a bird and flew to a nearby tree.
I stepped out of the house to try for a shot. It was not until I looked at the photo that I realized when it swooped down it had caught a bird. Despite my best efforts to provide cover at the bird feeder area, this hawk has learned it is a good area for birds.
I always feel bad about it but realize that is just the cycle of life in nature.