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.
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District Cutlery is celebrating their 10th and 11th anniversaries this week (we forgot last year) and offering customers 25% off all sharpening services. Walk-in service at Union Market is welcome or you can make arrangements for mail-in service on their website. Typical turn-around is less than an hour (but sometimes the queue gets long).
DMV’s professional chefs and passionate home cooks have trusted the District Cutlery with their knives for over 10 years. You can see pictures of their work @districtcutlery Instagram. They also specialize in sharpening styling shears, scissors and smaller garden tools and axes.
Girls in Gear is a Non-Profit that teaches girls age 5+ life skills through bike skills. We aim to get your girl to fall in love with herself, her friends, and her bike! Registration is open across the DMV for our eight-week program that starts the weekend of September 23rd. Programming runs for 90 minutes once a week on a weekend morning.
All abilities of riders – balance bikes, training wheels, two wheels, road-bike pros and everything in between – are welcome. We are non-competitive and focus on having fun no matter what your level of riding is. We pride ourselves in being a low-cost program and also have a no-questions-asked scholarship policy that includes bikes and helmets if needed.
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