Washington, DC

Beautiful photo but sorry to hear about the loss of Dame Edna. John writes:

“I have three backyard chooks in a coop I built myself in Kensington, MD: Persephone, Dame Edna and Madge. They all have personalities and I regard them as pets. I let them out occasionally for a run around the back yard, but unfortunately Dame Edna got taken by a red tailed hawk. I decided to leave the carcass in the yard for the hawk to feed on as it is winter and it has its right to the kill despite my grieving. This is the hawk coming down the next morning for round two of her/his meal.”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send 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.

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