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patriotic red-tailed hawk in providence

When days are warm, Providence’s Burnside Park is filled with people – but in colder months only pigeons remain… and the voracious hawks that come to hunt them.

Today I photographed this handsome and hungry red-tailed hawk successfully catch, defeather, and consume a pigeon. It’s pretty easy for him – when people feed the pigeons they are distracted while fighting for food, and the hawk simply flies over and picks one up:

© 2013 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2013 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2013 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2013 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2013 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2013 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2013 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2013 Peter Green. All rights reserved.

8 Comments

  1. Anna LeBlanc
    Posted 01.04.13 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Those are an absolutely amazing series of shots Peter!!!

    • Peter Green
      Posted 01.04.13 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

      thank you and happy new year

  2. Hali Sowle
    Posted 01.04.13 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous series of shots Peter!

    • Peter Green
      Posted 01.05.13 at 10:18 am | Permalink

      thank you, Hali, I appreciate it

  3. Posted 01.06.13 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Terrific series of shots!

  4. Diana McCoy
    Posted 01.06.13 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    I really love your pictures. thanks so much.

  5. Ellen Ingram
    Posted 01.07.13 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    These shots are amazing!!!!

    • Peter Green
      Posted 01.07.13 at 11:23 am | Permalink

      thank you all for the comments, I appreciate it

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