Daily Archives: October 15, 2016


We have a hawk living on campus — a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) the students have named a GORHAWK after our mascot, the mythical Gorlok.

I heard the hawk earlier Friday as I was walking from my car, since its cry is fairly notable.

But imagine my surprise when I looked up from the piano during a lesson — my piano faces the south windows, about 15 feet away — and saw the guy sitting on a branch in the huge tree outside my office.

He didn’t want his photo taken, so the close-up is blurry.


This majestic creature made my day.

Did you know?  The red-tailed hawk is one of the three species colloquially known in the USA as the ‘chickenhawk.’