[Tweeters] Redtail (or Gos?) catching Eastern Gray Squirrel atbird feeder

Clarence C. Lupo Gos at tds.net
Mon Dec 10 20:02:45 PST 2007


A picture of a hen Red Tailed Hawk taking down a Eastern Grey Squirrel from
the tops of some trees.
http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/le78302/?action=view&current=RTHandEGS.jpg
Clarence

----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott R a y" <mryakima at gmail.com>
To: "Tweeters" <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 7:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Redtail (or Gos?) catching Eastern Gray Squirrel
atbird feeder



> That sounds more like the action of a Goshawk. Are you certain it was

> a Red-tail? A Red-tail (especially an adult) taking a squirrel

> hanging from a feeder would be very, very unusual in my experience.

>

> Scott R a y

> Yakima

>

> On Dec 10, 2007 12:31 PM, Terry Schulz <woodowls at msn.com> wrote:

>>

>> This morning my wife and I observed a mature Red- tailed Hawk

>> pluck a Eastern Gray Squirrel from our "squirrel proof" feeder.

>> The Squirrel was hanging upside down from the feeder in it's usual

>> posture

>> which enables it to pick seeds from the feeder without closing the gate.

>> The

>> hawk came out of no where and caught it's prey without losing a wing beat

>> and then flew to a nearby perch clutching the prey for a couple of

>> minutes

>> before flying off.

>> Terry Schulz

>> Battle Ground, WA

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> Yakima, WA

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