[Tweeters] Redtail (or Gos?) catching Eastern Gray Squirrel
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.
----- 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
> 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
> 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
>> which enables it to pick seeds from the feeder without closing the gate.
>> 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
>> before flying off.
>> Terry Schulz
>> Battle Ground, WA
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> Scott R a y
> Aflac District Coordinator
> Yakima, WA
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