The feeders also turned out to be a smorgasbord for the local hawks. I always found it amusing when a hawk would sit in the tree above one of the feeders and wait for birds. The birds were not that foolish. If a hawk was around, they were not. While I did not grab my camera fast enough to snap that black bear, I did manage to snap the hawks. They are magnificent birds.
I may start feeding the birds again this winter... after the bears have gone to sleep.