Our Red-tailed Hawk tore apart and ate a Red Squirrel. (We did not see the capture, so we do not know if the squirrel was scavenged.) Prey is often taken to feeding perches, but small mammals are usually swallowed whole. Birds are torn apart and plucked before being eaten. Larger prey is dismembered on the ground and the pieces taken to a perch for dining (Preston and Beane 2009).
While our hawk ate, a second Red-tail swooped down through the forest and landed nearby. I do not know if these birds were a pair, or if they were cooperative hunters. The first hawk paid no attention as the second watched it eat. Red-tailed Hawks are known to steal food caught by other hawks. (They are also known to eat each other.) After about five minutes, the first hawk flew away, carrying the remains of the squirrel. The second hawk followed deeper into the woods.