Watching the reading room like a hawk

January 27, 2011 6:17:46 AM PST
The Libary of Congress in Washington, D.C., has finally closed the books on a hawk that spent a week living in the dome of the main reading room.

Ken Knowles of the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia says the Cooper's hawk got hungry enough to be lured by some bait - two live starlings.

The hawk first appeared Jan. 19. It was able to evade capture on several attempts.

The hawk will be transported to the conservancy in Virginia to be examined and eventually released into the wild.