Thanks to Duane for sending around 5pm yesterday. Technically I think these guys are either Turkey Vultures or Black Vultures. Our resident ornithologist has grand jury duty – can anyone confirm exactly what these guys are called? Whatever they are called they caused quite the scene yesterday. And because Twitter can be awesome – check out this phenomenal/terrifying encounter by Dayana Sarkisova back on December 31st. It is INSANE.
I really thought I'd go my whole dang life without ever seeing a vulture face to face pic.twitter.com/JjFoIQhvdG
— Dayana Sarkisova (@dsarkisova) December 31, 2017
But yesterday’s story gets better/worse:
A DC first for me: traffic stalled at 10th and N because of a vulture devouring a rodent in the middle of the street. He didn’t mind the honking. Insert 2018 metaphor here? @PoPville @washingtonpost pic.twitter.com/QwNsryJg2E
— Lauren Smith (@lesmith) January 10, 2018
If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in 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.
More photos from Duane after the jump.