Category Archives: Peregrine Falcons

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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 downtown. On October 10, a juvenile Peregrine Falcon landed right outside my window and I was luckily able to photograph […]

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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 Falcons have left their nesting location by July, but I took the photo below of two falcons (too young […]

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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 breeding pairs and offspring in Providence since 2000, please click here or TIMELINE above. Rhode Island Public Radio was there […]

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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 protecting the one-day-old newborns. There’s a new father this year, more on that later… Below, you can see the nest […]

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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, ASRI turns the webcam on so viewers can enjoy the amazing process of Peregrine Falcons being raised from eggs to […]

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Peregrine Falcons at the Cranston Street Armory

I’m often asked, “Do you know what has become of any of the Peregrine Falcon nestlings that have been banded in Providence?” – and now I can say “Yes, I do.” For a few years I had heard rumors of Peregrine Falcons spotted at the […]

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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 impressive span of time to hold on to the highest nesting spot in the city. This year, a new female […]

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Young Peregrine Falcon rejoins her family on aircraft carrier

Above is the USS Saratoga, a huge decommissioned aircraft carrier currently docked at Naval Station Newport. Suprisingly, it is also the home a family of peregrine falcons! One juvenile recently crashed into the pier while chasing prey and seemed to have injured a leg. After […]

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Pawtucket Peregrine Falcon returns to freedom

Two juvenile peregrine falcons, approximately eight weeks old, were recently picked up by DEM officers in Pawtucket, RI. Both young raptors were found on the ground – it is believed they got away from their nest and did not yet have the ability to fly […]

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Peregrine Falcon Banding Day in Providence 2013

Today I accompanied the brave wildlife officials who annually band the peregrine falcon nestlings here in Providence – the one day I can get close up photos of the wild falcons that I can usually only admire from a distance – my favorite day of […]

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Pawtucket Peregrine Falcon Family

Peregrine Falcon also nest on City Hall in Pawtucket, RI. The three juveniles recently left the nest box and I saw one flying confidently already. © 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved. © 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved. © 2012 Peter Green. All rights […]

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peregrine falcons banding day 2012

Last week I photographed the banding of four peregrine falcon nestlings (eyases) here in Providence, RI. As always, Joe Zbyrowski was bravely in charge – below you can see him removing the birds from the secret back door on the nest box. The adult falcons […]

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Protective Peregrine Falcon Parents in Providence

ASRI’s Providence Peregrine Falcon live streaming webcam is back online — click here — now we can all watch as the pair raise this year’s eyases. Below is a picture from today of the male guarding 5 eggs while the female hunts for breakfast. © […]

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bloody breakfast with peregrine falcons

It looks like all’s well with the juvenile peregrine falcons here in Providence. I see them almost daily – up high in the sky, learning to fly with mom and dad. This morning I saw them enjoying breakfast on a downtown rooftop with mom: © […]

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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 […]

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peregrine falcons update

The local peregrine falcons have been pretty active lately… I’ve photographed them on the Biltmore Hotel, the Federal Reserve Building, the Hampton Inn, and of course hunting the pigeons in Kennedy Plaza… Can you find the falcon amongst this flock of pigeons? (scroll down for […]

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peregrine falcons on providence biltmore

Our local peregrine falcon pair have been spending a lot of time at the Providence Biltmore Hotel. One falcon is often perched on the ‘E’ of east-facing BILTMORE sign, and the other stands nearby on the ‘B’ of the west-facing sign. When one has food, […]

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clash of the titans: falcon vs hawk over providence

Sometimes I just get lucky… yesterday at 3pm this cooper’s hawk landed across the street from my window, so I grabbed my camera and snapped a few pictures. You can identify it as a cooper’s by the thick banded tail. Then today at 10am as […]