Hungry Hawk Hunting in Providence (reblog)

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(Original post from 2013, updated) Some days, it seems I’m the only person who notices a hawk perched in plain sight… © 2013 Peter Green. […]

Burrowing Owls and more in Southern California

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Burrowing Owls are adorable little raptors that actually live in the ground. They occupy burrows made by squirrels, foxes, skunks and other mammals. They are […]

Migrating Peregrine Falcon stops in Providence

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In September and October, many raptors begin their annual migration south towards warmer weather. On their trek, some stop in Providence to hunt the pigeons […]

Double-Brooding American Kestrels in Providence

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American Kestrels are colorful little falcons most commonly found in grasslands and meadows. At only 7-8 inches long, they are the smallest falcons in North […]

Peregrine Falcons on old Sakonnet River Bridge

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RI-DOT (Dept of Transportation) recently inspected the old Sakonnet River Bridge when they surprisingly spotted Peregrine Falcon nestlings. Nestlings in August are highly unusual… most […]

Peregrine Falcon Banding Day in Providence 2016

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Today was another successful banding day in downtown Providence. Female 63/AE and Male 25/AB mated again and produced four offspring. For a chart of all […]

Anderson the Cooper’s Hawk

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This juvenile Cooper’s Hawk has been posing outside my window all week. I rarely name wild animals, but since this guy is hanging around, I’ve […]

Bald Eagles nest near Providence

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The following series covers six months, from March-September 2015. For the protection of the eagles, I waited until the adults and fledglings had all left […]

August means Ospreys

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In August, young Ospreys leave their nests and learn to hunt with their parents – grabbing fish out of rivers and lakes all over the […]

Peregrine Falcon rescue, reunion and banding 2015

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Peregrine Falcon 63/AE is still the ruling female in downtown Providence. This year she laid 4 eggs and 3 hatched. Above, you can see her […]

American Kestrels Outside My Window

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Lucky for me, pigeons and starlings roost on the building across the street from my loft – this attracts kestrels, the smallest of all falcons, […]

Highway Hawks

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If you see a raptor perched along the highway, chances are it’s a Red-Tailed Hawk. You certainly may see other raptors, but in my experience […]

The Mis-Adventures of Krypto the Peregrine Falcon in Providence

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We first saw Krypto in early May 2014 – one of hatchlings on the webcam hosted by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Each spring, […]

Bald Eagles fishing in Providence RI

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Bald Eagles have been spotted in greater numbers across Rhode Island this year, especially in Autumn during migration season. Eagles eat fish, so they patrol […]

Peregrine Falcons at the Cranston Street Armory

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I’m often asked, “Do you know what has become of any of the Peregrine Falcon nestlings that have been banded in Providence?” – and now […]

Great Horned Owls nest in Great Blue Heron rookery

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Great Horned Owls do not build their own nests – they use cavities in trees or take over nests built by other large birds. In […]

Peregrine Falcon banding day in Providence 2014

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Since 1999, the same female peregrine falcon ruled downtown Providence and raised over 30 nestlings. She was a beautiful bird, and 14 years is an […]

Red-Tailed Hawks Nest on Fire Escape in Providence

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Back in 2010, a pair of Red-Tailed Hawks constructed a nest and raised their chicks on a fire escape in downtown Providence. The location was […]

Injured Snowy Owl Returns to Freedom

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After I spent weeks photographing a wild Snowy Owl in Providence through a zoom lens like a paparazzi, getting to “meet” this owl was, for […]

Snowy Owl in Providence, Rhode Island

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Early in December, I was extremely lucky to find a Snowy Owl here in Providence. Amazingly, I seemed to be the only person aware of […]

Northern Saw-Whet Owl returns to freedom

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This little Northern Saw-Whet Owl was hit by a car in Barrington, RI, and suffered a concussion but no broken bones. He is assumed to […]

Young Peregrine Falcon rejoins her family on aircraft carrier

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Above is the USS Saratoga, a huge decommissioned aircraft carrier currently docked at Naval Station Newport. Suprisingly, it is also the home a family of […]

Pawtucket Peregrine Falcon returns to freedom

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Two juvenile peregrine falcons, approximately eight weeks old, were recently picked up by DEM officers in Pawtucket, RI. Both young raptors were found on the […]

Eastern Screech Owlets in Providence

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Eastern Screech Owls are one of my favorite birds, so this photo series is very special to me. It took many weeks of persistence and […]