While sitting outside the Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver enjoying our dessert, we saw this woman walking around with this hawk. While many of the tourists wanted to take pictures of this beautiful bird (myself included), he wasn’t there to show off. He was busy at work. Hawks and other similar birds are used by the Raptors for problem bird control. The problem birds in this case were the sea gulls who like to harass the people outside the market eating. Based on the size of the gulls, they manage to eat pretty well. But not so much on this day, as when the hawk got close enough, the gulls had to choice but to fly away, a predator nearby is an uncomfortable situation for even the hungriest of birds.