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”
Every Spring, when I put up my bright red patio umbrella, a pair of Cardinals are waiting to make it their new home. The umbrella goes up, I go into the house and there they are building a nest. When I come back outside, they move to a safe distance chirping at me, hoping IContinue reading “Waiting for me to leave”
Eagles are magnificent birds and therefore fun to photograph. You will need a telephoto lens and know where to find them. There are two places I go to find them. One is Lake Minocqua in Wisconsin. There is a resort on the lake where, if you have the right room, you can walk out onContinue reading “Great Rivers Eagles”
A friends farm had a number of Peacocks wandering around. There were so many that I had to be careful not to run over one. This particular character framed himself at the entryway into a barn, sort of framing his plumage for all to see. So I had to stop and take his photo! ThisContinue reading “Peacocks”