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.
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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