Recently we have been seeing hawks in our neighborhood. The past week there was one perched in the top of the agave. Yes, the agave still stands. I watched the hawk for several minutes. It was grooming itself until a pair of doves attempted to land on the agave. Suddenly, it stretched out its wings and took flight after the startled doves.
Yesterday there was a thump on the kitchen door. We found this little hawk.
We have a bird feeder in the courtyard that attracts finches, sparrows, blue jays, and doves. Perhaps the hawk came for breakfast. After several minutes the hawk flew away.