[CT Birds] Hawks - Cached Prey Items?

Scott Henckel scott.henckel at snet.net
Thu Feb 26 17:22:41 EST 2015

Seen Owls do it.

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In response to the following message:  Peregrine Falcons cache food items
during nesting season.  I'm not sure of this activity during other seasons
of the year but I would guess that they do.

Clark "Chip" Moseley

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A friend sent me a photo of what appears to be a squirrel impaled or wedged
onto a tree branch.  He referred to this as a "hawk feeding station;" no,
he's not a birder, but tends to be astute in natural matters.

I've never heard of this behavior in Hawks.  Does anyone have any insight?

- Jason
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