This year a coopers hawk has taken to terrorizing the birds at my feeders. I've seen the swift attack. Death is not so quick as the hawk grips the struggling bird on the ground until it stops. Then one day I noticed a downy woodpecker clinging tightly to the sumac, very still. I wasn't sure what was going on. I saw this a few more times. Then today I saw him again and there was the coopers hawk perched nearby on a log. I got my camera just in time to get this shot.
My hats off to the downy woodpecker. The survivor!