CREDITS: I would like to thank Jeremy D'Entremont for providing much of the history one can find on this site. He is a speaker, author, historian, and tour guide who is widely recognized as the foremost authority on the lighthouses of New England. For a story on Jeremy or to visit his site (New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide), use the corresponding link in the right hand information bar under "Related Links".

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I have set up this site as a means to share my photographs of lighthouses. Since retiring and finding more time to study photography, my interests have expanded a little. For some of my work other than lighthouses please enjoy my Facebook page at, John Shaw Photography. Come visit, enjoy, and 'LIKE' if you wish.

Also, for your enjoyment, I have provided a slideshow of our journey. To view it please use the link on the right under 'Site Navigation Tools'.

I sincerely hope you enjoy my efforts and use my site not only for information and education but also to provide directions for many enjoyable, inspirational visits to the beacons along our beautiful coas.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pileated Woodpecker Revisited

     Last night emerged as a beautiful late June evening of about seventy degrees.  The warm hues of twilight, the distinct aroma of pine, and the chirping of a multitude of feathered friends all helped to set the stage for a special visit from not one, but two, pileated woodpeckers, a rare sight indeed.  While one explored one of our feeders the other was but some thirty feet away probing for bugs in one of our birch trees.  After about ten minutes, they were content to go back to patrolling the territory they command in the surrounding woods.  It is a true pleasure to share the following photos with the hope that you too will have such an encounter in your very special summer.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing aren't they? Love your photos! Thanks for posting!