A bird is bringing a lot of attention to a family that just wanted to cut down a tree.

A family that lives near the Gastonia Municipal Golf Course wanted to have a pine tree taken down because of problems with bird droppings.

The company realized that there was a nest of a bird of prey inside the tree.

The bird turned out to be a red-shouldered hawk: a protected raptor species that’s growing less common in North America because of development.