[CT Birds] Don't stereotype accipiters

Mark Szantyr birdinggeek at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 14:50:23 EDT 2012


Or who!



Mark 

On Mar 29, 2012, at 10:48 AM, jaybrd49 at aol.com wrote:

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> We'd all be amazed at what can be caught eating road kill. Look back through past issues of The Connecticut Warbler. I remember an article about chickadees eating road kill!
> 
> Jay Kaplan
> Canton
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mntncougar <Mntncougar at aol.com>
> To: ctbirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Sent: Wed, Mar 28, 2012 7:50 pm
> Subject: [CT Birds] Don't stereotype accipiters
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> I was driving a couple of miles from home today on a back road when I saw a 
> bird in the road eating something. I figured it was the usual crow with a  
> run-over squirrel scenario, but as I got closer the bird grabbed the 
> carcass and  half flew, half dragged it to a driveway at the side of the road. 
> It 
> was a  squirrel all right, one that had seen better days, but the bird was a 
> Sharp-shinned Hawk! Guess that proves they will eat something other than 
> birds  and mice, but I wouldn't have guessed road kill. I drive through there 
> several  times a week and have seen a sharpie flying near the same house a 
> couple of  times before. 
> 
> Don Morgan
> Coventry
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