An online resource based on the award-winning nature guide – maryholland505@gmail.com

Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some of my favorite photographs from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

COOPER HAWK SUCCESS

This winter I happened to be in the right place at the right time – a Cooper’s hawk swooped down out of the blue and nailed a pileated woodpecker (in the air) that I had been watching taking a nap on the trunk of a tree just prior to taking flight.  They are roughly the same size, and it was all the hawk could do to carry the woodpecker into the woods, where  he proceeded to kill and consume it.

3 responses

  1. Susan Holland

    This is an absolutely amazing series of photographs. I am sure you only got them because you waited in the right place for a long time!

    February 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm

  2. Jeannie

    I am making a daily visit to your site – what amazing pictures today! I have a pileated who is working on a tree just up the road from my house – hope he is watchful !!

    February 23, 2010 at 1:42 am

    • Just found my blog messages! You are dear to have written. Sorry for the late reply. Hope you found the barn owl!

      March 18, 2010 at 3:16 pm

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