Forest Park in St. Louis is a great place to find abundant wildlife. This egret hangs out around Post-Dispatch Lake. You will usually find him fishing and watching the other birds.
Peacocks and peahens—these are the birds known as peafowl, members of the pheasant family. Although most people call them all “peacocks,” the word really only refers to the male bird. Just like among chickens, where the male is called a rooster or cock and the female is called a hen, male peafowl are peacocks, femaleContinue reading “Peafowl”
This Peacock’s feathers seem to be looking back at him in a mysterious way. I have a photo of this bird showing all of his feathers but I thought this was a little more interesting. While busy showing off his feathers, he let me get in close. You do not see many Peacocks around andContinue reading “Eyes Have It”
Bertie, out with her friends in Southeastern Missouri. On this Sunday a pack or professional hunting bassets were brought to her farm to test their scent skills in a new environment. Bertie, still a puppy, enjoyed going out with them to see if she could stir up any of those pesky rabbits that have beenContinue reading “Bertie”
As you drive through the back roads in Missouri, it is not unusual pass many horse farms. I visited this farm where they raise these beautiful Arabian horses. While I was watching them, they could not help showing off for me. As they pranceded around, they kept looking at me to make sure I wasContinue reading “Arabians”
More snow on the way today (they say). Even with their low stature, they loved to plow through it! And when they run they can get snow to fly everywhere!
Hounds from Tree Creek Bassets kennel return form the hunt. With the hunters, we have 3 Couples (six Basset Hounds), Annie the Coonhound and bringing up the rear is Brian-Scott a one year old Basset Hound not quite ready to be a tracker. The other six hounds have spent about two hours scouring fields, woodContinue reading “Return from the Hunt”
Laura takes her Three Creek Basset pack out for a walk. Basseting is the sport of following a pack of Basset Hounds in pursuit of hares or rabbits. The structure is nearly identical to a traditional foxhunt, although the pursuit is on foot. It is a centuries-old tradition that continues to draw young and oldContinue reading “Tally Ho!”
Nice weather in St. Louis for Thanksgiving in St. Louis but winter is on its way! The snow here was falling pretty hard and the ducks did not have a chance to shake it off; a flap of the wings would have done the trick. This iconic scene is in the middle of St. Louis’Continue reading “Snowfall in Forest Park”
Laura is holding these three hounds waiting for some others to catch up. The hunt this day was sparse as there were only a few scents to pickup. The hounds would eventually scour some fields down by the Missouri River before heading back up to the clubhouse and calling it a day. To get thisContinue reading “Hunt Master”