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Today in Hawks around Town – Brookland

by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2017 at 10:05 pm 2 Comments


Frederick Nunley writes:

“This hawk was dining on a small bird in our front yard a while back when my partner and I returned home from shopping. Not 15 feet from our front door it watched us unload and go inside then I returned and stood as close as possible to get some good shots with my camera. People were passing by not seeing it until we pointed it out. So they are all around if you take the time to look up and observe local wildlife birds especially. Directly across from Turkey Thicket Playground.”

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] 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.


  • DCBirder

    Nice Find!

    Two observations:

    1) that’s a squirrel (see gray tail sticking up from the grass near the Hawk’s Left leg).

    2) This is an immature Red-tailed Hawk who are notorious for both eating small mammals and avoiding birds.

    You are super-right that Hawks are all over the City – especially during the winter when they migrate from their normal wild lands to feast on “Dumb” city birds, squirrels, and (yes) rats!

  • Adrian

    A small bird with a big fluffy gray tail :-)


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