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Thanks to Jessica for sending from Shaw: “This guy just chillin on our balcony… staring at us intensely. (Perhaps looking to steal our infant??)”

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 Friends of the White Whale Society.

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Photo Ian Jannetta

Thanks to Ian for sending Sunday:

“Anyone lose a chicken in Rock Creek Park? @ Melvin C Hazen Trail.”

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 Friends of the White Whale Society.

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Thanks to Luke for sending: “Encountered this huge snapping turtle along the Rock Creek Valley Trail! Gave us a good scare.”

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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Thanks to Nick for sending:

“Over the last few months, I’ve watched some large hawk-looking birds build a sizable nest atop one of the highway signs over the Francis Case Memorial Bridge. I’ve even glimpsed them carrying a wriggling, silvery fish in their claws as they fly. Any idea what kind of birds these are? My guess is ospreys, but I honestly have no idea.”

And Phil Yabut got a great closeup: Read More

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From PETA:

“Since spotting her in the area, PETA staffers have been visiting Henrietta, as they named her, near her nesting tree each morning with bags of chicken feed–and just today, they flew into motion and managed to catch her while she was fast asleep in her nest, possibly after a hard night of dealing with wind and rain. Now, we’re happy to report that Henrietta has been whisked to a safe haven at the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Maryland, where she’ll have friends, space to roam, and all the chicken feed that her heart desires. Read More

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