Well this is awesome. Thanks to Julie for sending yesterday: “This visitor to USDA HQ!”

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife 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.

via google maps

From MPD:

“On March 9, 2016, at approximately 11:54am, First District officers responded to the 1200 block of First Street, Southwest, reference to the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, numerous shell casings were located in the block. Additionally, several unoccupied vehicles were found damaged by gunfire. An adult male victim later arrived at an area hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the hip. Lookout for a light gold or silver color Chevrolet Malibu or Cruze, 4 door sedan. The vehicle was occupied by four (4) black male suspects (all armed) wearing dark clothing. Following the shooting, the suspect vehicle fled eastbound on N Street, Southwest, towards South Capitol Street, Southwest.

Anyone with information about this offense is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099. Information can also be sent via text message to 50411.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From NPS:

“he National Park Service has begun a construction project to improve the aging and under-sized water distribution system in East Potomac Park. The project will replace several miles of water piping, backflow preventers, and fire hydrants for potable water and emergency use on the west end of the park, between the Jefferson Memorial and Buckeye Drive, SW. The $4 million project is expected to last approximately six months, and will improve water distribution in all National Park Service facilities in East Potomac Park south if I-395. (more…)

409 3rd Street, SW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“In old Quiznos space beside Golds Gym. Hopefully will be good. Still working on interior.”

Ed. Note: Rice Bar also has a location downtown at 1020 19th St, NW.

“Rice Bar has mastered the aesthetics of mixing. The experienced chefs excel in Bibimbap, which is truly the most popular food in Korean cuisine, reflecting the nature of Koreans, who like to blend and mix all things. Bibimbap is simply a bowl of white rice topped with a variety of cooked seasonal vegetables(Namul) together with cooked beef, beef tartare, or pan fried fish, and mixed with gochujang(fermented red pepper paste). The gochujang brings together the whole spectrum of tastes found in Bibimap.”

You can see their full menu here.

Photo by http://www.ForestWander.com via Wikipedia

This was a wild thread I’ve been meaning to post from Monday:

Wikipedia says:

“Aside from the combinations of coyotes and eastern wolves making up most of the modern day eastern coyote’s genepools, a study in 2013 by mammalian biologist Dr. Javier Monzón revealed that some of the coyotes in the northeastern USA also have mild domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and western Great Plains gray wolf (Canis lupus nubilus) influences in their genepool, thus suggesting that the eastern coyote is actually a four-in-one hybrid of coyotes, eastern wolves, western gray wolves, and dogs; and that the hybrids living in areas with higher white-tailed deer density often have higher degrees of wolf genes than those living in urban environments. The addition of domestic dog genes may have played a minor role in facilitating the eastern hybrids’ adaptability to survive in human developed areas.”

via google maps

From MPD:

“Alert: Shooting at 0258 hrs in the 1400 block of 1st Street SW. Lookout for a cream or tan colored vehicle”


From MPD:

“In the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 17th, MPD was called to the 2000 block of 14th St. NW for a man with a gun. 3D officers were on-scene within seconds and conducted a traffic stop on V St. NW where (1) male was arrested for Carrying (2) Pistols Without A License.”

From MPD:

“On August 16, 2016, at about 3:15 p.m., members of the Fifth District made 2 arrests and recovered a Glock pistol in the 1800 block of Jackson St NE.”

In response a resident shares some details on the Brookland listserv:

“Police were chasing two young men… In their attempt to flee, they ran the stop sign on Jackson at 18th without stopping. Their vehicle impacted a mother and her infant child who were traveling south (up the hill) on 18th.

The Baby was transported. Unknown on the extent of injuries. Both men fled on foot and were caught by mpd.”

what the wildlife

“Dear PoPville,

Sunday morning I happened to look out of my window and saw this creature crossing the street. It doesn’t appear to be a gopher, mole, nutria, or DC councilmember but it looks like a huge rodent. I only had time to use my phone with crappie digital zoom. Any idea what this is, PoPville?”

Ed. Note: I guessed beaver, after the recent spotting in Van Ness but OP responded: “The tail wasn’t flat and leathery looking, like a beaver, which threw me off. It was furry and dark.”