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screech owls, bald eagle and my first merlin

Some days I go looking for raptors and find nothing at all… other days I get lucky and find owls, eagles, a merlin, and more. These pictures were all taken yesterday in Providence – a very lucky day. My screech owl pictures were featured in the Daily Mail UK and Cute Overload!

above/below: eastern screech owl (rufous morph)

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© 2013 Peter Green. All rights reserved.

below: eastern screech owl (grey morph)

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© 2013 Peter Green. All rights reserved.

below: merlin

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© 2013 Peter Green. All rights reserved.

below: juvenile bald eagle

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© 2013 Peter Green. All rights reserved.

below: red-tailed hawks

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6 Comments

  1. Vivian Maxson
    Posted 02.19.13 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Great photos Peter and my favorite is the male and female (obviously bonded) pair of Red Tails. Baby RT’s are soon on their way:)

  2. Kathleen
    Posted 02.24.13 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    Both of the screech owls are fabulous in their own way. The red morph has the sunlight on it, and the tufts are out unlike when we saw it on Saturday. And I really like the gray morph image showing a bit of its surroundings.

  3. Laura
    Posted 03.07.13 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful photos! I especially love the merlin — we actually had one land on our deck railing in the middle of suburban Washington DC some years ago. I was so shocked I didn’t even try to take a photo, just called my husband and we both stood there with our jaws dropped. It’s so wonderful to see so many birds these days — thanks for your stunning photography!

    • Peter Green
      Posted 03.07.13 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

      Thank you very much, Laura

  4. Janis McCaa
    Posted 03.08.13 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for posting these .pics! They have brightened my day. Dare i say—owlsome?

    • Peter Green
      Posted 03.08.13 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

      I’m glad you like them, Janis. Thank you for taking the time to comment. :)

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