Yes, and actually after I went full throttle, the feathers that were stuck and trying to come out of the vent then got sucked back in (indicating air flow in the opposite direction at WOT). Quite an interesting intake design, as others have pointed out.
Originally Posted by Mahmood07
Air definitely comes out of the hood vent because I saw feathers there too. Also, as you can see in this pic, there is a blood stain right under the hood vent where the bird settled. It looks as if the bird was going to be sucked right out of the vent if it was open: