Washington, DC

Thanks to Rachel for sending: “A shadow just passed over me while I was out in my back patio on 13th St right off Logan circle, and I looked up to see this hawk carrying its prey! It settled on the roof to look around and eat lunch. I’ve never tried to identify a hawk before, but it looks like either a juvenile Red-Tail hawk or else a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk. Not sure what he has for lunch either…”

If you spot a hawk 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.


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