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by Prince Of Petworth January 16, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to Jennifer for sending:

“This raptor stared at me for quite a while before he left! 600 Block of E Street NW, in Penn Quarter. I think it’s a peregrine falcon, but I am not sure.”

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.

by Prince Of Petworth January 11, 2018 at 9:55 am 0

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.

But yesterday’s story gets better/worse:

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. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2018 at 10:00 pm 0

Thanks to Justin for sending: “a Hawk I spotted trying to feed on some smaller birds just outside the 7-11 in Foggy Bottom. It was around 10:30am this past Sunday. It is a Coopers Hawk whereas the one yesterday looks like a Sharp Shinned Hawk.”

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.

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2018 at 10:00 pm 0

Thanks to Amy for sending from Foggy Bottom: “On a railing on Pennsylvania Ave. NW!”

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.

by Prince Of Petworth January 3, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Decatur Hawk 02 January 2018

Ed. Note: This has to be the same guy as yesterday. This particular footage is from only a block away from yesterday’s.

Thanks to Chris for sending:

“My family and I were sitting in the living room today enjoying Christmas/New Years ambiance and we saw a massive blur of motion on our porch. My wife looked out the window and saw a big hawk sitting on our porch planter.

I pulled up the Nest cam and discovered that he had chased a squirrel onto our porch. Here is a small video clip of the encounter. (spoiler alert – the squirrel gets away)

This is the 3rd time I’ve seen a hawk in Petworth hunting squirrels or rats. Happy to have them here.”

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.

by Prince Of Petworth January 2, 2018 at 10:05 pm 0

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Thanks to Raul for sending:

“We were watching a couple of blue jays in our backyard this morning and caught sight of a hawk in the back alley. Over the next five minutes, he was on the hunt for a black squirrel. Unclear if he ended up making his prey. After the two attempts caught on video, he was perched high up on a telephone pole above our neighbors’ yards… we lost him soon after.

We’re in Brightwood Park, near 5th & Kennedy.”

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.

by Prince Of Petworth January 1, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to Damon for sending above from Franklin Square. And thanks to Kevin for sending a closer shot also from Franklin Square.

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.

by Prince Of Petworth December 26, 2017 at 10:00 pm 0

Thanks to Chris for sending from Truxton Circle:

“The pigeon must have been injured, possibly by the hawk earlier, as it fell from the sky a few minutes earlier and was basically unresponsive when I opened the door before the hawk arrived.”

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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