[CT Birds] Red Shoulder Hawks

teustis at killingworthlibrary.org teustis at killingworthlibrary.org
Sun Jan 18 08:33:35 EST 2015

Hi, Kevin!
Red-shouldereds will also eat small mammals (rodents, probably also
squirrels) and sometimes feeder-birds, so that's how they stay running
through the winter months.
We had a pair nest in our neighboring woods for about 10 years before
moving on. There was some tree-clearing in our area, so it may have
gotten uncomfortable for them. Since then, the great-horned owls have
moved in (they re-use red-shouldered nests), as have the red-tailed
hawks, who like more open hunting grounds. So it all cycles around!
:-)  Tammy Eustis, Chester

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [CT Birds] Red Shoulder Hawks
From: Kevin via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, January 17, 2015 8:42 pm
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org

I see where many people are seeing and reporting these birds. I've had
two residents since Thanksgiving. Usually together. They park in the
backyard and when I'm point I see them daily. Have no what idea they are
eating since the guide books say frogs & snakes. Any help what they eat
in the winter would be appreciated.

New Milford Kevin
Kevindoyle01 at charter.net

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