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

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Thanks to Nora for sending:

“As predicted, the monarch butterflies are making their stopover in DC. Now I know what milkweed looks like when flowering.

I saw this one on 16th/Mass Ave NW by the Australian Embassy–and saw more on 16th/P and 17th/P–mesmerizing!”

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] 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 October 9, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to Nick for sending from the National Gallery of Art above and CB for sending from Petworth/Brightwood Park below.

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] 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 October 8, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Whoa, what’s happening – first an American Bittern in Eckington and now a Heron/Egret/Another American Bittern?!? Thanks to Janine for sending over the weekend:

“I spotted this guy last night on T between 17 and 18. He looks like some type of heron or egret, but likely juvenile because his feathers are sticking out. He was gone by this morning and I called City Wildlife. They asked if he was hurt (he doesn’t seem to be) and said they will keep an eye out for him. Hope he finds his way.”

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 September 19, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to James for sending:

“No idea what this is, but I think it’s lost. Sitting on a fence in Eckington of all places, between 2nd St. NE and Seaton Pl. NE.”

Update: “it’s an American Bittern

“Look for American Bitterns in shallow freshwater marshes, typically toward the margins and among reeds and other vegetation; they are rarely out in the open.”

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 September 17, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to Genna for sending:

“I have no idea what this is but it was going to town on what I hope was a long-dead rat on 10th between L and M.”

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 September 12, 2018 at 10:00 pm 0

Thanks to Jeremy for sending:

“Riding by the Botanic Garden, I saw this hawk a few feet away having just caught a huge rat for dinner. Then it flew up into the tree and I took a few photos. Maybe not the best shot but pretty cool as my first up close hawk sighting!”

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 September 3, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0


Photos by Randy Loftus

Thanks to Randy for sending these fantastic shots:

“This was my morning’s beautiful ‘wake up call ‘ …a red-shouldered hawk vocalizing outside my window in a tall poplar tree. They are known to be quite loud and it did it’s job! (I got up and grabbed my camera!)”

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.

Couple more awesome shots after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 26, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

hahaha thanks to my neighbor for sending this meta photo of me photographing a hawk on our street. This is from North Cleveland Park and that is my daughter’s hot pink back back but she lets me borrow it from time to time.

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 August 9, 2018 at 9:30 am 0


Sasha sends from Franklin Square.

I’d like to take the opportunity to announce the formation of the Friends of the White Whale Society (FOTWWS). It took a while navigating the nonprofit bureaucracy but we are now official. Basically we take a lot of photos of white squirrels and other urban wildlife exotica. Join us!!

OK, the White Whale(s) is no stranger to the pages of PoPville but there has been an explosion of sightings this summer. I am grateful to all who sent in samples. Without further ado, I give you, not including the ones we’ve already posted this summer, the White Whale, summer 2018: (more…)

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