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peregrine falcons banding day 2011

Today I assisted with the banding of three peregrine falcon chicks (eyases) here in Providence, RI. I’m so honored that I get to be part of this annual event – my favorite day of the year.

Joe Zbyrowski was in charge – below you can see him removing the chicks from the secret back door on the nest box. The adult falcons fly around screaming and diving at us, but they are not too disturbed because they continue to care for the chicks and come back to the same box every year to repeat the breeding process.

video links:
ASRI’s Providence peregrine falcon live streaming webcam
Providence Journal video about the falcon banding in 2008

© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.

one unhatched egg:

© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.

Want more?
my pictures of the falcon banding in 2012
my pictures of the falcon banding in 2013
all of my peregrine falcon blog posts

11 Comments

  1. Erin
    Posted 05.11.11 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Amazing!

  2. Donna
    Posted 05.11.11 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Awesome pictures Peter. Thanks so much and lucky you.

  3. Norine Laferriere
    Posted 05.12.11 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Peter,
    These are fabulous pictures. You are one lucky person to get this close to the wonderful birds and you capture the magnificance of them through your lens!!!!
    Thank you for sharing this with the world.

  4. Posted 05.13.11 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing.

  5. wannadance
    Posted 05.13.11 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    those gorgeous animals..looking at them is like going to church. looking at the chicks is like listening to a goofy boys’ choir.

    great job, peter. and thank you so much.

  6. Graham
    Posted 05.15.11 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    Simply fantastic!

  7. jean conway
    Posted 05.19.11 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    thank you ! these are beautiful and inspirational!

  8. jackson Boldt
    Posted 10.04.12 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Those are great pictures!! when will the nestbox cam come on again?

    • Peter Green
      Posted 10.09.12 at 11:00 am | Permalink

      thank you. the camera should be back online in the springtime.

  9. Michael E. Dugas
    Posted 04.26.13 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Breathtaking These Raptors Are Absolutly Fasinating! Love The Hard Work You All Do and It’s For Us All To Enjoy !!!!!! Thank You All So Much!!!!!! I Also Keep Close Watch For Falcons And Osprey Around Rhode Island And Have Located Many NEW Nesting Sites. THANK YOU AGAIN Michael E. Dugas

  10. judy Ryder
    Posted 05.06.14 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Awh that’s Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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