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“This boss hunted a pigeon in the alley behind our house”

by Prince Of Petworth February 15, 2017 at 9:50 am 6 Comments


“This boss hunted a pigeon in the alley behind our house and enjoyed his lunch on the tree outside our balcony!”

If you spot a hawk or any 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.

  • Wood

    Nature is nothing more then big birds eating little birds and plants eating plant.

  • wdc

    I was driving past Wangari gardens the other day, and a hawk obliterated a pigeon just on the other side of the sidewalk. It was so fast and unexpected, I about jumped out of my skin.

  • mp

    Saw one of these pick up a very large rat right in front of me while walking down Bladgen Alley this morning! Slightly terrifying.

    • Brett M

      Great–I was hoping all these big birds were also munching on rats and not just pigeons.

    • U neighbor

      Saw a hawk again in my alley this morning! Mangled rat in talons, but none of the pics came out on my phone well enough to send in.
      Second sighting in a month, and with the surge in popville sightings I’m wondering if their actual prevalence in the city is going up or if I’m just noticing now.
      Oh and I saw a gorgeous bald eagle last week above the BW parkway toward Cheverly, could have been the Mr. President or The First Lady! (Obama era). Star struck!

  • bruno

    I’ve seen this repeated on a bough out my 5th story window. Rapid. Brutal. Eerily silent.


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