[CT Birds] Red tailed vs squirrel

Emmayct at cs.com Emmayct at cs.com
Sun Feb 3 19:18:52 EST 2013

Had a great chance to observe a juvenile Red tailed Hawk take down a 
squirrel who was eating birdseed under one of my feeders. It happened so fast! 

Then it stood on the prey for 10-15 mins, all the while looking constantly 
for danger. Then it flew up into a tree leaving the prey behind. After a bit 
it came back and started to rip away at the belly. After a few minutes it 
took off, prey in talons, into the neighbor's tree.

Amazing chance to watch close up through the window!

Maryann </HTML>

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