Well this is a first for us. (South Burlington).
Grey Squirrel munching contentedly on a house sparrow.
The deceased was probably a winter kill or other natural cause, we do not know, but we never see our squirrels predating or lurking in ambush.
However, a Grey Squirrel page on the web states:
Squirrels also eat insects, caterpillars, and an occasional clutch of birds' eggs and young birds in the nest. Individuals consume 400- 900 g of food a week.
But we had never seen it happen.
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