PROVIDENCE RAPTORS | Urban Wildlife Photography by Peter Green

Hawk Inadvertently Trapped in Providence Arcade

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The hawk is free now, so hopefully this information will be useful to someone dealing with a similar situation in the future. A juvenile Cooper’s […]

Exclusive Raptor Feathers T-shirt (Birds of Prey)

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Top row: Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle, Coopers Hawk, Harris’s Hawk. Bottom row: Red-shouldered Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Immature Golden Eagle, Male Kestrel, Female […]

VIDEO: Barred Owl in Providence Nov2018-Feb2019

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The Barred Owl remained downtown hunting rodents for four months

Barred Owl eating a rat in downtown Providence

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Amazingly, there’s been wild Barred Owl downtown this month preying on rats and pigeons. It’s great to see this beautiful raptor hunting successfully in the […]

Unbanded Mystery Peregrine Falcon

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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

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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

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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

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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 8-12 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, on private property where I was invited to document the Bald Eagle breeding season. For the […]

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, […]

Snow Leopards and Red Pandas in the snow

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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

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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 […]