I have a red squirrel that occasionally tries to catch house finches. Have
never seen him succeed though.
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From: "william gilbert" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 5:41 PM
Subject: Squirrel eats bird
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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