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Today in Hawks Around Town – Time for your Closeup

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2017 at 10:40 am 6 Comments


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.

  • Michael Pierce

    There’s a great video on YouTube of an eagle picking up a toddler and carrying him a few feet into the air before dropping him. I’d keep close watch over babies and toy dogs if I saw one of these nearby.

    • wdc

      That video was fake. It was a project for video design students. A+ work, though.
      Although there was a story of a hawk in NYC who snatched someone’s purse dog.

  • anonymouse_dianne

    I worked at DOL from 1985 – 1999 and there was a family of hawks nesting nearby. Maybe that’s why he let you get so close – they are very used to being around people: workers and tourists.

  • anonymousraptor

    Juvenile red-tailed hawk (they don’t earn their red tails right away). Wonderful close-up!

  • SBinDC

    Well, the district HAS seen an unprecedented influx of rats into its government buildings…

  • zipdc



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