Since right before Christmas, Respiratory Care’s Clinical Manager Lu Wilford has had some special visitors: two red-tailed hawks regularly perch outside her window. “They’re usually here when it’s sunny,” she says. “They keep the pigeons away.”
Wilford has confirmed with the Iowa Raptor Project that the birds are indeed red-tailed hawks. And she’s confirmed that the birds aren’t bothered by the attention of her colleagues. The hawks remain unruffled by observers and photographers, and even their proximity to Iowa’s busiest helipad.