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Raptors Take Center Stage In Bristol At Annual Event

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In Bristol this weekend, live owls, hawks, and other birds of prey will take center stage at the Audubon Society’s Environmental Education Center. The...

In Bristol this weekend, live owls, hawks, and other birds of prey will take center stage at the Audubon Society’s Environmental Education Center. The annual event Raptor Weekend will also feature photographs by a local bird photographer.

Wildlife photographer Peter Green has been capturing raptors in action for several years now, especially in downtown Providence where he lives. He used to go to the Audubon Society’s Raptor Weekend to get an up close look at birds of prey he normally sees in the distance through his camera’s telephoto lens.

“Now that my portfolio is built up and [with] years of experience and knowledge and stories to tell, now I show my work and speak at Raptor Weekend,” said Green.Peter Green has selected what he considers his best portraits of urban raptors around Providence. He's exhibiting them at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Environmental and Education Center in Bristol through September and October.

Green will exhibit what he considers his 20 best bird portraits. They’ll include a female peregrine falcon nesting with her newborn chicks atop the Superman Building and “hawks hunting downtown heading right into a bunch of pigeons, and the pigeons are just going nuts trying to get away from the hawk; kestrels right outside my window; and of course, the red-tailed hawk on Independent Man [atop the Statehouse] is very Providence.”

Green will share stories behind how he captured the raptors on film. He has built a following with his photo blog called Providence Raptors.

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A  hawk lands on Independent Man atop the Rhode Island Statehouse.
Peter Green has selected what he considers his best portraits of urban raptors around Providence. He's exhibiting them at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Environmental and Education Center in Bristol through September and October.
Peter Green has selected what he considers his best portraits of urban raptors around Providence. He's exhibiting them at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Environmental and Education Center in Bristol through September and October.
A  hawk lands on Independent Man atop the Rhode Island Statehouse.
A hawk lands on Independent Man atop the Rhode Island Statehouse.