This has gone on for a couple of months and I really miss my birds. I decided to refill the feeder last week hoping the hawk had given up and had gone somewhere else. I haven't seen him in awhile but the birds still haven't come back to the feeder. I'll keep waiting and hoping they will come back once winter is in full force and they come searching for food. That is if the hawk doesn't return. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions.