I've lived in this rural area for over 10 years, and have had lots of hawks on my property. I've gone outside attracted by a chaotic racket, only to see an extended mating fight right about my home...2 males going at it while the female patiently circled overhead to see who was buying dinner that night. These hawks have always been skittish. If they are sitting on a tree at the far end of my yard and I walk past the patio door (6-8 feet inside of the house), they'll see me and fly off. A couple of weeks ago I noticed one habitually at a tree right by the house. He flies away if I make any movement. The past few days I've seen one (I assume it's only one) fly low and parallel to the house, right past that glass door...and I mean right over my small deck. I only catch a glimpse because it comes out of nowhere. This evening I saw the wings right at the bathroom window, and now (late dusk) a hawk is perched on my deck. They have never ever come this close before, and now it's almost a daily thing. Here's my 50+ acre place outlined in purple, with the nearest homes circled in red: This is not suburbia. They have plenty of room. But you can see the cleared area that my house sits on. It's good open hunting grounds for them, but there are lots of others that are certainly much larger. About 6 years ago there was some logging on an adjacent property and a pair relocated to my property. But there have been no recent disturbances. Their home has not been disturbed...at least, by a human. Does anyone have any ideas what can be causing this? Do I have a rodent invasion I'm unaware of? Is there a hawk predator out there I need to remediate? I'm thrilled to have them around, but this is certainly not normal behaviour. I know bluebirds will get the attention of their human hosts if there are issues and predators (lots of stories on the web.) I'm gonna be upset if something is threatening these guys and I don't find out what.