Date: 4/12/17 4:14 pm
From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Squirrel eats bird
I prefer to think of them as hedge-fund managers with need no of a limo

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 4:09 PM, Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
wrote:

> OK folks, let’s just get it out there. A squirrel is a rat with a bushy
> tail. Any further questions?
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> Next.
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> Alan Contreras
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> <acontrer56...>
> Eugene, Oregon
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> On Apr 12, 2017, at 4:08 PM, Harry Fuller <atowhee...> wrote:
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> squirrels are also champion egg-stealers, whether nest is on ground or in
> tree...we need a couple good species of squirrel hawk
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> On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 9:01 AM, <woodenapple...> <
> <woodenapple...> wrote:
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>> Obolists,
>>
>> Word of warning for the squeamish: The following isn't breakfast fare.
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>> Just a few minutes ago, around 8:30 a.m., while I was drinking my coffee
>> and looking out into our N. Eugene/Santa Clara-area backyard, a
>> Yellow-rumped Warbler struck our glass sliding door with enough force to
>> kill itself on impact. Within a couple of minutes, before I had a chance to
>> remove the remains, one of our resident red squirrels came up and inspected
>> the dead bird. After just a couple of sniffs, it proceeded to consume the
>> entire head with me watching from less than two meters away! I was curious
>> how much of the bird the squirrel would eat but am unable to report this
>> since it ran off with the rest of its prize.
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>> I've heard reports of squirrels consuming nestlings, but I'd never
>> actually observed any carnivorous behavior until now. I don't know whether
>> it's noteworthy that the behavior was as a scavenger rather than predatory.
>>
>> Rudi
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> Harry Fuller
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> birding website: http://www.towhee.net
> my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com
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Harry Fuller
author of *Great Gray Owls of CA-OR-WA*, see:
https://ecowise.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/the-great-gray-owl-book/
author of *Freeway Birding*, see: *freewaybirding.com
<http://freewaybirding.com>*
birding website: http://www.towhee.net
my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com

 
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