[CT Birds] Red-shouldered eating worms

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sat Dec 2 18:28:06 EST 2017

I have observed Red-shouldered Hawks eating earthworms, particularly in the colder months, several times over the years. 

Frank Mantlik

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> On Dec 2, 2017, at 12:06 PM, Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> I just watch an adult red-shouldered hawk, feeding on nightcrawlers in the grass for about 5 minutes before it flew off.  It would alternate between perch feeding from a fence post or lower tree limb, and running around the yard like a chicken, scooping up nightcrawlers on the surface. The bird looked like it was in good health.  I’ve never seen that behavior before, but it was funny to watch.
> Stuart Winquist, East Hampton
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