bald eagles in providence, rhode island
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bald eagles in providence, rhode island

My lucky day – while walking along Blackstone Blvd in Providence, I was surprised by an adult bald eagle soaring high overhead:

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It was interesting to see a silver ID band on its ankle:

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Later along the Seekonk River, two juvenile Bald Eagles briefly interacted with an Osprey:

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© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.

Bald Eagle on the left, Osprey on the right:

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  1. Susan Stevenson
    Posted 6 Apr ’12 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Lucky for us that a professional wildlife photographer was watching the skies!
    Sue Stevenson
    South Lake Tahoe California

    • Peter Green
      Posted 6 Apr ’12 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Susan

    • Dawn
      Posted 7 Apr ’12 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

      My mom & I saw you that afternoon after you had shot these pics. I am looking at your site now as well as these photos and they’re fabulous. Beautiful ! You do nice work. Good luck & thank you !

    • Peter Green
      Posted 7 Apr ’12 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

      Hi again Dawn, thanks for checking out my site, I appreciate it!

  2. July Lewis
    Posted 9 Apr ’12 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    So cool! I once saw a bald Eagle when I was parking behind Cafe Zog on Wickenden Street. It was flying over 195/Providence Harbor. I looked hard–definitely not an Osprey or anything else! Not where I would expect to see one!

    • Peter Green
      Posted 9 Apr ’12 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for the comment, July. I’m told eagles have been spotted along the river for a few years but this was my first good view of an adult. I hope everything is going well as ASRI.

  3. Ailene
    Posted 13 Oct ’12 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    Hi Peter,

    Absolutely beautiful! I have no words for your awesome pictures of these majestic creatures.. I am so glad I found your website. These are some of my favorite animals. My nephew recently told me he spotted 2 bald eagles soaring through the sky near Hope H.S. on the eastside of Prov. my sister & I were a little skeptical but sure enough… He knew what he saw! I hope to one day be blessed to see a bald eagle. We have a red-tail hawk family in the woods behind my work place! Just gorgeous!

    • Peter Green
      Posted 14 Oct ’12 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Ailene, I appreciate the compliments. I’m also skeptical when someone says they’ve seen a bald eagle (it’s usually a hawk) but in this instance your nephew was probably right – good for him!

  4. Ryan P
    Posted 2 Nov ’13 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    I spotted a bald eagle in East Providence RI last Sunday approx 9:30am flying over the egde of the bay near metacomet golf course and the veterans memorial parkway…..couldn’t believe my eyes very big bird lover n know the differences between ospreys , hawks etc…..I pulled over but was too late to anap a photo but will be on the lookout to hopefully spot again .

    • Peter Green
      Posted 3 Nov ’13 at 10:32 am | Permalink

      Cool to hear, Ryan – thanks for sharing.

    • Betsy D
      Posted 4 Dec ’14 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

      I spotted one in the same place this afternoon ( 12/4/14) around 3:20 PM. It was carrying a fish in its talons. I’m guessing that it’s been fishing in Watchemoket Cove and seems to live across the Bay…at least that was where it was heading this afternoon with its food….

  5. carolyn ambers
    Posted 10 Nov ’13 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    A friend of mine just recommended your page. Wonderful work! There are several well established, active eagle nests in RI., one of which is actually quite close to Providence (as the eagle flies haha). I’ve seen them (the birds) in Westerly and North Kingstown. (the NK sighting was rather close – I had pulled over on a back road to adjust the lid of my coffee cup when a baldy glided out of the woods to my left, right over the front hood- wingtips actually brushing the vehicle! And it was def a baldy since the white head is unmistakeable. )

    • Peter Green
      Posted 11 Nov ’13 at 11:54 am | Permalink

      Thank you for checking out my photos. Great to hear about more eagle sightings in RI – thanks for sharing, Carolyn, I’ll keep looking for them…

  6. Jay
    Posted 24 May ’14 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    I am at Swan Point cemetary right now and just saw 2 adult bald eagles fishing from the Blackstone River. Way cool

    • Peter Green
      Posted 24 May ’14 at 11:31 am | Permalink

      Excellent, Jay, I’m glad you got to see them

  7. Lenny C.
    Posted 15 Jun ’14 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Hello Peter, thanks again for the incredible photos of the Bald Eagles! I work construction and currently working out of state and witnessed only once although breathtaking the bald eagle in flight. We all stopped what we were doing and just marveled at this majestic site!

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