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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hawks on Campus

It's probably just a coincidence but now that students have returned from their summer break there are more and more reports of hawks flying over the main open space on campus just outside my office. I seen them (it?) as well.

The latest issue of the University of Toronto eBulletin has a photo of a red tailed hawk—one of the regular visitors. Darryl Chow took the picture.

Does this explain the noticeable lack of doves on campus? I haven't seen any significant gathering of doves for many years. It used to be a regular occurrence on university campuses.


  1. I think that hawk is in a couple because I've seen two of them in Queen's Park. They've been around for a while.

  2. Redtails don't usually eat doves, unless their already dead. But, there are probably plenty of Cooper's Hawks around to worry the doves.