It's probably doing some research on Natty Bumppo
January 21, 2011 10:38 AM Subscribe
posted by Herodios (48 comments total)
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Since at least Wednesday, there's been
a Cooper's Hawk
in the Main Reading Room
at the Library of Congress. It has has adopted the ornate 160ft high dome
as its aerie.
LoC spokespersons say that they occasionally have pigeons and smaller birds getting in through broken windows or other gaps up there, but this is the first report of a raptor.
The Library's blog
contains some photos of the bird with the dome paintings and other ornamentation as backdrop.
They've already crowd-sourced identification of the raptor's species. You can offer your suggestions and track the LoC's progress in getting the bird safely out of there on the the twitter
and the facebook
if you're into those sort of things.
So far the bibliophilic hawk hasn't stooped so low as to attack the patrons.