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Today in Hawks around Town – Grace and Gore

by Prince Of Petworth March 17, 2017 at 11:10 am 4 Comments

Photo by Lynn Hoverman

Lynn writes: “Two hawks circle over Connecticut Ave while the eagles of Taft Bridge keep an eye on them.”

and Ryan sends the shot below from Columbia Heights: “This guy exploded a pigeon in our backyard for lunch and left us the remainder… how thoughtful.”


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.

  • LittleBluePenguin

    Those birds in the first picture don’t look like hawks to me, they look like turkey vultures. Hawks rarely fly together in groups, and they don’t have those up-turned wingtips.

    • LittleBluePenguin

      edited to add, however, cool photo, especially with the eagles on the bridge juxtaposed with the soaring birds in the sky.

  • Tom

    If you plant the carcass of that pigeon, maybe a tree will grow!

  • KR

    I was walking to my car in Mount Pleasant this week, and I heard a squawk and a half-eaten rat fell from the tree branch onto the sidewalk in front of me. I looked up and saw a there was a pretty big hawk (a Broad-winged Hawk, I think) just sitting up there. The lady who lived in the house in front of where the rat was laying was worried that her dog would get to the rat, and she asked me to dispose of the remains. So I borrowed a shovel and threw the rat into the garbage. And that is my cool, and gory, hawk story of the week.


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