Category Archives: Red-Tailed Hawks

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Hungry Red-tailed Hawk Hunting in Providence

(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. All rights reserved. Walking in Kennedy Plaza today, I spotted a red-tailed hawk in a tree above a bus stop… […]

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Highway Hawks

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 the Red-Tailed Hawk is by far the most common. Why do they like highways? Food. A hawk can spot a […]

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Red-Tailed Hawks Nest on Fire Escape in Providence

Back in 2010, a pair of Red-Tailed Hawks constructed a nest and raised their chicks on a fire escape in downtown Providence. The location was vulnerable to pranksters so I decided not to share this photo series until the hawks were done nesting there altogether. […]

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hungry hawk hunting in Providence

Some days, it seems I’m the only person who notices a hawk perched in plain sight… © 2013 Peter Green. All rights reserved. Walking in Kennedy Plaza today, I spotted a red-tailed hawk in a tree above a bus stop… © 2013 Peter Green. All […]

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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 […]

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red-tailed hawks nest on rhode island state house

These beautiful red-tailed hawks are constructing a nest on the Rhode Island State House. © 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved. © 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved. © 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved. © 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved. © 2012 Peter […]

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Leucistic Red-Tailed Hawk in Lincoln, RI

Nope, this is not a Snowy Owl… this is a rare and elusive leucistic Red-Tailed Hawk that lives in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Leucism is a condition in animals characterized by reduced pigmentation, similar to albinism. The dark eyes indicate this is an old bird and […]

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flashback: downcity hawk rescue

On May 11, 2010, I got a call from a friend about a hawk that hit a downcity shop window and was now just sitting on the sidewalk… so I grabbed my camera and called RIDEM for advice and help. They sent Officer Mark Saunders […]

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rhode island state house hawk couple

When I don’t spot any raptors downtown, I sometimes walk over to the RI State House to look for the red-tailed hawks often perched high up on the railing. Seeing one hawk up there is common – seeing the pair together is special – getting […]

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boston/fenway red-tailed hawks nest

I was in Boston for a few hours and decided to check out The Fens where I’d heard red-tailed hawks were common. And it didn’t take long to find them… while walking thru Fenway Victory Gardens, a hawk flew overhead with a twig in its […]

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red-tailed hawk near snowy kennedy plaza

Sunshine reflecting off snow resulted in beautiful lighting for super-sharp images today. When I arrived in the park this morning, there was a man feeding seeds to a flock of pigeons by the fountain… and a big hawk already standing on one of them, struggling […]

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flashback: rhode island hospital hawk nest

The red-tailed hawks at Rhode Island Hospital came up in conversation a few times recently, so I thought it would be a good time to profile them on this site… Every year this pair makes a nest on the brick smokestack, far out of reach […]

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fugitive hawk in providence: part two

Also see: part one Miraculously, I found this young hawk again today, still a few blocks from the RI State House, and still with leather straps around both ankles. It’s been 8 days since I last looked for him, so he could have flown anywhere […]

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fugitive hawk in providence: part one

Recently, I was very surprised to see this young hawk with leather straps on both ankles. He was in a tree near the RI State House and must have escaped from a falconer somewhere – possibly even from another state. I often have to explain […]

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red-tailed hawk hunting in kennedy plaza

This voracious red-tailed hawk has been lunching in Burnside Park almost every day in December. Many people come to feed the pigeons, and when the pigeons are busy eating bread/seeds/popcorn/bagels, the hawk swoops down and picks one up from the ground. It is amazing to […]