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by Prince Of Petworth May 21, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to Nate for sending:

“Update on recent groundhog spotting in Navy Yard.

It is a family of groundhogs who have taken up residence at the Trapeze School. We regularly see at least one out snacking but this is the first time I’ve seen a parent with three babies!

We call them the Loafs.”

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.

by Prince Of Petworth May 14, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to Olga for sending this glorious shot:

“Caught a glimpse of this beauty by the National Gallery of Art.”

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.

by Prince Of Petworth May 14, 2018 at 4:05 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I volunteer at the New York Avenue location of the Humane Rescue Alliance on Sundays and I noticed a familiar face yesterday. A Bobwhite Quail, matching the description of Robert of Tenleytown had been picked up by an animal control officer. I told staff about the PoPville post about Robert, and they confirmed he was indeed found in Tenleytown. They determined that he is too tame to released into the wild so he is under their care and will be adopted out, likely to a rescue. Also, they decided to keep the name Robert.

Some commenters were (rightly) concerned about Robert’s ability to survive alone in the city, so I thought they might want to know that he is safe.

Oh, I forgot to mention–they said it’s illegal to keep Robert as a pet in D.C. so he’ll be adopted out to someone outside of the city.”

And more on the backstory from the Tenleytown listserv:

“The mystery is solved. The bobwhite that many of us have been seeing and interacting with is NOT a wild bird. A couple living on Grant Road ordered quail eggs from a breeder with the objective of having a little covey in their backyard. Four grew to adulthood, but they didn’t stay in the yard and have wandered out into the neighborhood. It’s not clear whether the one we’ve come to call “Robert” is really just one bird, but we do know that only the male makes the loud “bob-white” call. Robert spent a lot of time in my garden on Friday. He’d become bolder with his “herding” behavior, and was rushing at my sandaled feet and pecking my toes–don’t know if he was being friendly or trying to scare me off. I didn’t see or hear him yesterday.”

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.

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


Photos by Lynn Hoverman

Thanks to Lynn for sending these great shots:

“He was hanging out in a tree in front of the under construction Bezos mansion on S St. Part of the security team?”

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 princeo[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 May 10, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Our Tenleytown neighborhood has a resident bobwhite quail. He has been heard calling his loud and distinctive bob-WHITE and has been sighted around the area of 38th and 39th streets between Chesapeake and Alton Place for several weeks. Now he’s settled down in my immediate neighborhood and we’ve named him Robert. He’s extremely tame. He follows me around and today was actually trying to “herd” me, running circles around my feet when I walked. So is this normal behavior for a bobwhite quail? Might he be a domesticated bird who has strayed away from his home?”

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.

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

Thanks to Julie for sending:

“Squirrel impersonating Eric Trump spotted at Franklin Park this evening.”

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.

by Prince Of Petworth May 4, 2018 at 11:15 am 0

Well this is wild. Ryan captured this shot in Arlington:

“Always nice when a friend drops by for breakfast!”

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.

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

Thanks to Jeremy for sending:

“I don’t think he sees his shadow. Ground Hog Day…saw this guy just strolling down the sidewalk on South Capitol.”

They are everywhere! Or is this a Beaver?

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.

by Prince Of Petworth April 30, 2018 at 10:45 am 0


20th and S Street, NW

Wild! Thanks to Elizabeth for sending:

“Saturday morning near Glens Garden market–hundreds of thousands of bees moving their hive, from this bush to this tree, stopping pedestrians and traffic. A passerby was a former beekeeper and called a DC Beekeepers Alliance, and he said they are resting in the tree in an enormous mass while scout bees keep searching for the next hive location. They rested precariously in an enormous clump in the tree. Apparently they are European Honey Bees.

Hours later a crowd has gathered and watched the bee keepers rescue the bees–the hive was about 8lbs of bees. Of course it happened as the Correspondents dinner was starting so the street was crazy.

The DC Beekeepers Alliance is on the scene saving the bees. [Ed. Note: If you see a swarm please call or text (202) 255-4318 or email [email protected]] They are taking the bees to an apiary on Capitol Hill (more…)

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