When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer—Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood—she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk.

It’s the birding show on this edition of Vox Pop, with bird expert Rich Guthrie answering your avian inquiries. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.