STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – A Long Island man has received his punishment for killing red-tailed hawks and Cooper’s hawks in Stamford. 63-year-old Thomas Kapusta has been sentenced to one year of probation. He’ll also have to pay a $5,500 fine and perform 90 hours of community service at a local animal shelter. According to court documents, Kapusta is a pigeon-enthusiast. He viewed the hawks as a threat to his pigeons, since they prey on the birds. The birds are protected by federal law.