The female hawk which captured national attention after taking shelter in the Library of Congress last month was set free Tuesday, NBC reported today.
Happy Chinese New Year of the Rabbit! The fifteen-day spring festival celebration based on the lunisolar calendar kicks off today with the promise of dragon dances, firecrackers, and couplets hung in windows. The Chinese New Year Parade will take over Chinatown in all its red glory Sunday from 2-5 p.m.
As if we don't have enough problems with drinking water in our region, a proposed uranium mine in Pittsylvania County could temporarily contaminate Virginia Beach's water supply if a hurricane or tropical storm causes massive flooding, according to a study released Tuesday.
The Capital Weather Gang is predicting a “snow thump” later tonight, with 4-8”+ of snowfall in D.C. and north and west suburbs. With those kind of predictions come sledding plans, pleas for days off from school, and… a giant snowball fight!! The Washington DC Snowball Fight Association, the group that was responsible for the 2000-strong flash mob snowball fight in Dupont Circle last February, has announced a massive snowball fight for 8 p.m. tonight in Dupont Circle.
The Cooper's hawk that took shelter in the Library of Congress Wednesday night has so far avoided capture by traps, bait or nets. She's eluded the Raptor Conservancy of Northern Virginia, the Humane Society, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She's a plane, she's a bird, she's Jefferson the hawk!
The Cooper's hawk that took shelter in the Library of Congress on Wednesday night has rebuffed all experts' efforts to get it down, a representative of the Library of Congress said.