When I was a kid it was exciting to spot any bird of prey they were so rare. Now hawks of all kinds have become common.
Yup and they are an absolute nightmare on my chicken population inparticular those cussed lil Cooper's Hawks.
Anything will eat chickens though. Between the hawks, dogs, cats, possums, coons, coyotes, hawks and snakes it's a wonder enough make it to lay an omelet.