They arrive at the two feeders en masse fighting to get the sunflower seeds or line up politely on the connecting bar that holds the larger feeder away from the porch. At times in their excitement they bash themselves against the windows. One such goldie lost its life as we watched. A red tail hawk
(which might have caused the flight reaction in the first place) grabbed the bird as it lay on the ground. We watched as it used it talons carefully lifting and shifting their deadly force. Once it no longer moved the hawk flew off to have its lunch. Within a few minutes the flock was back and the circle of life was complete.