- On October 12th, I was quite surprised to see a Red
Tail Hawk eating carrion by the roadside. Not fresh
roadkill, either, but a deer carcass that had been
well worked over by the turkey vultures and ravens.
Is this unusual? I have never seen such a thing
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- Hi, Amanda,
It is very common, when hungry or stressed in other ways by lack of food, for
a redtailed hawk to eat carrion. They'll even eat suet from a birdfeeder as
well as earthworms, if they are hungry enough.