Jennifer, in Neosho, and MO Birders -
Red-shouldered Hawk prey items are
voles, field mice, and chipmunks. In
they like frogs, toads, snakes, crayfish
insects too, especially
BNA on line account.
So, sounds like your Mallards are
safe as far as Red-shouldered's are
This hawk is a very common hawk
and suburbia here in southwest MO. Just
years ago they were only regular along our
So they have made great strides locally in that
Good birding, Larry Herbert, Joplin,
Jasper Co., MO.