The other garden birds knew that they weren't really in danger and continued to use the feeder, only 12 feet away.
The long, banded tail feathers were a bit tricky to reach; the hawk ran his bill along each one before letting them ping back into place
Portraits. On the top-left one you can see the nictitating membrane ('third eyelid)
Ready for action
photos taken with Nikon Coolpix 995 + Leica Apo Televid 77 with 20x eyepiece