Today in Hawks around Town – Some Peregrine Falcons

Falcon February

Scott sends the photo above and writes:

“This Peregrine Falcon spent the Winter hunting high above Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan. Peregrines are rare and difficult to spot due to their lofty perches and incredible speed. They were largely exterminated from the East Coast decades ago due to DDT poisoning, but are finally making a comeback. A very welcome sight for bird enthusiasts, less so for local pigeons.”

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

About that last sentence – grizzly scene in Dupont Circle from Neil after the jump.

Neil writes: “Here is what i think is a falcon killing a pigeon in Dupont Circle”

Falcon killing a pigeon. Dupont Circle, DC. Feb 2, 2016

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