PROVIDENCE RAPTORS | Urban Wildlife Photography by Peter Green

Unbanded Mystery Peregrine Falcon


Peregrine Falcon consuming a Mourning Dove in the snowfall… unbanded, so not one of the pair that lives here, and we’ll never know where it […]

Red-Tailed Hawks in Providence – best of 2017


This hawk successfully caught a pigeon in Burnside Park and put on a show for people at the bus stop. General Ambrose Burnside was a […]

Peregrine Falcon Banding Day 2017 and updates


Another successful banding day in downtown Providence. Female 63/AE and Male 25/AB mated again this year, producing five eggs and four hatchlings. For a chart […]

Hungry Red-tailed Hawk Hunting in Providence


(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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Snow Leopards and Red Pandas in the snow


February was the perfect time to visit Roger Williams Park Zoo to photograph their beautiful Snow Leopards playing in the snow. Maliha is the female […]

Highway Hawks


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


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


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


(July 2014) I’m often asked, “Do you know what has become of any of the Peregrine Falcon nestlings that have been banded in Providence?” – […]

Great Horned Owls nest in Great Blue Heron rookery


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


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


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

Snowy Owl portrait

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


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 […]