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Bird update

Category: Bird Brain Blog | Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:53 pm

There hasn't been much going on at the feeder until this weekend. We had s storm came through so had put the water bowl away. We have a small water bowl that hangs in a plant hanger that the small birds use. Thurs. I was watching tv and during a commercial I looked out the front window and there was a squirrel hanging upside down by his rear toes trying to get a drink. His tores gave way and sploosh, he dunked his head in the water bowl. It happened so fast that I couldn't have gotten a pic evenif i had, had my camera handy.

Today I was setting on the porch waiting for something to happen out there and off to the side I saw a Redtail Hawk snatch a full grown squirrel out of a tree. It was a big one because the hawk had problems flying off with him. Of course the squirrel wasn't setting still in his claws either. I could hear the squirrel screaming too. I wish the hawk would come for some of the chipmunks. I have way too many. Now that we no longer have a cat, they arereally multiplying. I bet we have over a hundred.


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Netty wrote on Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:45 pm:


WOW! What a sight that must have been to see the Hawk fly off with a squirrel! I love the watch the Hawks fly, but I hate to see them catch food - unless of course it is field mice ;)




 

eileen wrote on Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:13 am:


Our hawks (Sparrowhawks) are too small to take squirrels. Sometimes I wish they would be able to take them though as their numbers are getting out of hand here. My poor lawn looks dreadful at the moment as they come in and dig holes in it to bury food.




 

naturenanni wrote on Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:24 pm:


We have Hawks around here only seen them catch a snake so far and I did not mind that :) I think seeing what you saw would have scared me. I had to chase 2 cats off yesterday that belong to neighbors they normally don't come close to the feeders but did yesterday.





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