I've been hearing from others that finches are a bit scarce in some places this year, bendy.
We seem to be about on track--up to more than 70 now from less than 30 earlier in winter. We'll probably see the numbers increase till sometime in early March when they split up into pairs.
Winston, if you have a post or a shepherd's hook to hang it from you might have better luck. I've always had more traffic at suet hanging in a more open spot.
Chris, if you can get more pics of your hawk, you know we won't mind too much if you post them
And maybe we can confirm what species you're seeing