The Washington Post is running this “contest” to Name This Hawk! From the January 21, 2011 issue, they have posted this information,
When asked how the library knows the bird is a Cooper’s Hawk, a Library of Congress representative says, “We’ve been getting a lot of comments on our Facebook page and blog from people who seem to know what they are talking about … We’ve had birds fly in here before, but I don’t think we’ve ever had a predator,” the Library of Congress representative said. “We have to lure the bird out, but the problem the Cooper’s Hawk likes their food to be on the hoof. I’m not sure we will release live pigeon or mouse in here.”
The Fish and Wildlife Services will likely be tasked with getting the hawk out, though many area falconers have also offered their services.
And from the January 23, 2011 issue, we read,
Until library officials can have the bird removed, we’re wondering what we should call it. Here’s your chance to weigh in. Tweet your suggestions to #namethehawk or leave them in the comments field below.
The full articles can be read, and you can leave your suggested name, at Name the Library of Congress hawk. If nothing else, it makes for good reading. I thank my sister, Margaret Young, for sending this information. Cheers and good luck!