Marie Winn

Marie Winn’s recent book, Red-Tails in Love: Pale Male’s Story, featured a now-famous red-tailed hawk. Her column on nature and bird-watching appeared for twelve years in The Wall Street Journal, and she has written on diverse subjects for The New York Times Magazine and Smithsonian. She published Central Park in the Dark in the spring of 2008.

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    The Goshawk

    When I first saw him he was a round thing like a clothes basket covered with sacking.” What the author of The Once and Future King discovered beneath this unpromising cover was much more than Gos—the hawk he acquired after reading century-old falconry training manuals—but a tragicomic battle both of endurance and wills unlike anything he’d experienced before.