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Anne writes:

“This hawk was spotted just outside of Department of Labor yesterday afternoon. I was approximately 5 feet away. Never seen a hawk like this is the wild so close. Amazing!”

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

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Dana sends from: “Mount Vernon Trail across from the southern tip of Teddy Roosevelt Island.”

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

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Brent writes: “A little circle of life action at the the DPR building in Columbia Heights. Hawk nabbed a pigeon.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

Jim writes: “Hawk at Congressional Cemetery this morning”

Ed. Note: If you spot a hawk or other bird of prey around town, lunching or otherwise, please send a photo and an email where you spotted it to [email protected] Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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All photos by Josh Miller @Millerslens

Thanks to Josh Miller for sending these great shots. You can find all his photos on Instagram @Millerslens. Josh writes:

“I am a local photographer and ran into a Cooper’s Hawk on Sunday while taking out my trash behind my house in Adams Morgan. Ran back to my house and grabbed my camera and was lucky enough to snap the attached shots before it flew away. Interestingly enough, I saw another hawk yesterday over by Manhattan Laundry so it appears that there is an abundance of them in the District right now!”

More amazing photos after the jump. Not for the weak of heart or friends of rats… (more…)

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A reader reports:

“Time for a bigger bird house.

Spotted this morning in the alley at 10th and U NW, with a rat in her talons. Glad to see she discovered our abundant food supply and I really hope she sticks around. To quote my neighbor, “finally getting some competent help with rat abatement.”

Got a good view too, as she was down low on the fence about 10 feet away, still thrashing her prey. Great start to the week!”

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A reader reports:

“I’ve seen this little guy two mornings in a row now. In the middle of Logan Circle. According to the other neighbors walking their dogs, they’ve been seeing him for the last week or two. Sure is a good lookin’ fella, isn’t he?”