Audubon Society of Rhode Island http://ripr.org en Peregrine Juvenile Falcons Recover From Hunting Crashes http://ripr.org/post/peregrine-juvenile-falcons-recover-hunting-crashes <p>Over the weekend, two of the falcons born atop the Superman building in May crashed into a building downtown while they were swooping, or&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">practicing hunting.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Born to Be Wild Nature Center is rehabilitating the falcon that survived the crash.</span></p><p>Jeff Hall from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island is hopeful the injured juvenile falcon will make a full recovery.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:01:43 +0000 Molly Malinowski 36149 at http://ripr.org Peregrine Juvenile Falcons Recover From Hunting Crashes Three Peregrine Falcon Chicks Hatched & Banded http://ripr.org/post/three-peregrine-falcon-chicks-hatched-banded <p>Three baby peregrine falcons born atop Providence’s Superman building are now banded for tracking.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>There were four eggs, but only three chicks survived, all boys. And now they have bands on their legs that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will keep a record of.</p><p>The Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Jeff Hall said the banding took about a half hour, and the process started when licensed bander Joe Zbyrowski climbed a ladder to reach the chicks nesting in a special box.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:52:28 +0000 Catherine Welch 34225 at http://ripr.org Three Peregrine Falcon Chicks Hatched & Banded The Wildlife That Soars Above Downtown Providence http://ripr.org/post/wildlife-soars-above-downtown-providence <p></p><p>A photographer living in downtown Providence has caught amazing photos of hawks, owls and falcons flying above the capital city. He discovered the wild birds by following the pigeons.</p><p>It all started when Peter Green moved into an apartment facing the Superman building. He loved to watch the pigeons fly outside his window, and one day he spotted a falcon munching the pigeons that had captured his attention.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 09:40:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 25458 at http://ripr.org The Wildlife That Soars Above Downtown Providence Injured bald eagle found at Johnston landfill recuperating http://ripr.org/post/injured-bald-eagle-found-johnston-landfill-recuperating <p style="margin-left:-.25in;">The young injured bald eagle found Monday at Johnston’s Central Landfill is “standing bright and alert” today, according to Veterinarian Chi Chan at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Association of Rhode Island. The eagle was in poor condition yesterday. X-rays revealed that the snow-storm battered eagle had 3 buckshot pellets lodged in her leg, tail, and chest, and the clinic is still waiting for the results of lead-poisoning blood work. This is the first bald eagle brought to the clinic in 20 years. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:29:50 +0000 Jehane Samaha 10440 at http://ripr.org