Bobby catches and eats a squirrel - October 14th, 2014

Kestrel diving toward pigeons at the Judson Memorial Church cross:






Bobby was chased and harassed by Blue Jays from tree to tree.





*Yawn*


He hunted in a squirrel nest but it was vacant:




He spotted a squirrel in a nearby tree and went for it:




He kept his grip on the squirrel with his wings outstretched over the branches for a solid two minutes:





He spent 22 minutes on his meal:






He tucked the remains onto the branch, probably for leftovers since the Hawks commonly stash food on tree branches.


He spent another 10 minutes wiping up:






He then settled into a lengthy preen:




I had been with him for about an hour and a half already so I took his break as a good time for me to slip away.