The Library of Congress Main Reading Room has been invaded by a Cooper’s Hawk! First noticed Wednesday afternoon, the bird has been flapping about the dome of the Reading Room, and seems to be unable to locate an exit. LoC staff tried getting its attention with a hawk call from a bird-identifying app, to no avail, and they’ve called in Fish and Wildlife to help get the bird out, hopefully unharmed.
Anyone at LoC got updates on the bird situation? And a name?
(Thanks to Abby Brack at LoC for the photos)
Obviously it should be called Def, short for Deficit.
You can follow what’s going on with our visiting hawk at the Library of Congress blog ( http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/ ).