Category Archives: Red-tailed Hawks


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Red-Tailed Hawks in Providence – best of 2017

This hawk successfully caught a pigeon in Burnside Park and put on a show for people at the bus stop. General Ambrose Burnside was a Union major general in the American Civil War and father of “side whiskers,” later known as sideburns. © 2017 Peter […]


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… […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


red-tailed hawks nest on rhode island state house

Red-tailed Hawks were constructing a nest on the Rhode Island State House, but seem to have abandoned it now. These hawks can build a few nests before choosing which one to use for the season. © 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved. © 2012 Peter […]


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 […]


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 RI DEM for advice and help. They sent officer Mark […]


providence raptors window display

My photography is on display thru the month of April 2011 in the windows of 65 Eddy Street in downtown Providence, behind City Hall. © 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved. © 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.


rhode island state house hawk couple

When I don’t spot any raptors downtown, I sometimes walk over to the Rhode Island State House to look for the Red-tailed Hawks that often perch high up on the railing. Seeing one hawk up there is common – seeing the pair together is special […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


fugitive hawk in providence: part two

Also see: part one I found this Red-tailed Hawk again today, still a few blocks from the Rhode Island State House, and still with leather straps (jesses) around both feet. It’s been 8 days since I last looked for him, so he could have flown […]


fugitive hawk in providence: part one

Recently, I was very surprised to see this young Red-tailed Hawk with leather straps on both feet. He was in a tree near the Rhode Island State House and must have escaped from a falconer somewhere – possibly even from another state. I often have […]


white-tailed deer family in Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge

In June, while hiking in Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge, I turned around and there was a beautiful deer right in front of me followed by two adorable fawns smiling and modeling. My pictures were featured on who called them “bambilicious”. © 2010 Peter […]


red-tailed hawk hunting in kennedy plaza

This voracious Red-tailed Hawk has been lunching in Burnside Park almost every day. 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’s amazing to witness. © 2010 […]