buteo (hawk) jamaicensis (of Jamaica)
Friday, November 16, 1979 — 11:00 am
Deerfield, Illinois — Trinity College
Two days after I saw the Ring-necked Ducks and Hooded Mergansers, I walked to the pond again. I don’t recall if I saw anything of interest, but on the way back to campus, I spotted this Red-tailed Hawk. I was walking across the cornfield when I spotted it circling high in the air over the field and nearby woods.
Later in the day (2:45 p.m.), after my last class, I went back and saw it, or another one, in the same area. It was being chased by an American Crow and was giving a screeching cry. I followed it into the woods for a while but stopped when I happened upon someone’s yard.