Red-shouldered Hawk eats "Butterball" in Bishop

Observers: Chris Howard and Rosie Beach
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Date: 11/29/02
Time: 08:13 AM

When we threw our leftover turkey carcass over the back fence this morning, we expected Black-billed Magpies would find it right away...but we didn't expect an adult Red-shouldered Hawk to snatch the largest piece and fly into a nearby tree to devour it! We had never heard of Red-shouldereds eating birds or carrion before! Anyway, it looks as if it had a good Thanksgiving! 

(Photographed at right perched on carcass.)

(Relaxing after "Butterball" breakfast.)