[CT Birds] Red-Tail with dead gull

Guitar, Mary mary.guitar at globepequot.com
Tue Oct 18 12:27:37 EDT 2011


Yesterday, I watched a Red-Tail hawk trying (unsuccessfully) to carry
off a dead Herring Gull near a pond that seagulls occasionally frequent
(in Guilford off Goose Lane). It flew off when a truck went by and
didn't come back. Can't tell if the gull was already dead when the
Red-Tail happened on it, or if the hawk killed it and then couldn't
figure out what to do with it. Would a red-tail normally try for a bird
this big?

 

Mary




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