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.


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.