Hawks carry their prey to a stump or low branch to pluck it before eating.
Swallowing feathers is not normal for them, as it is for owls.
|Sharp-shinned hawk via Wikimedia Commons|
Songbirds make up about 90 percent of the Sharp-shinned Hawk’s diet. Sparrows are the most frequent prey at the store. Hawks also eat small rodents, such as mice and voles. Doves are common prey in my area for the Cooper's Hawk.
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