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We had the opportunity to view an unusual sight this morning (1/17); a squirrel perched in a tree eating what appears to be a junco.  Despite the fact that there was a LOT of bird food, cracked corn, etc. on top of the ice around and under various bird feeders in the yard, this squirrel managed to find a dead bird, then perch in the spot that we designed for them, and eat the bird.

It spent about 25 minutes on a perch in a walnut tree.  I could find no remnants of the bird, other than feathers, after the squirrel left.

If your interested, two pictures of this dietary anomaly can be viewed at www.mobirds.org     You'll note in the photos that the squirrel is sitting on a pair of horseshoes.  Not so lucky for the Junco.  Patrick Harrison was kind enough to post them this afternoon.


Glenn and Ilayna Pickett
Columbia, MO

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