The coursing ground was a huge block of public grazing ground on the plateau east of the Rio, just north of White Sands Missile Range.
Trinity site is visible but unmarked– 3/4 of the way across the photo, on the light- colored plain below the low (San Andres) mountain range, about 40 miles away. The view is southeast.
This is a view looking slightly north of west, to our Magdalena range– 10,780 to the high peak of South Baldy. We live just off the photo to the right at the north “nose” of the range, about 50 miles away.
One non- longdog was present and was treated with disdain by Miss Mouse.
The field was jumping (sorry) with hares. My bird is not ready for prime time (to put it mildly) but I brought Ataika. Terence Wright ran his lurchers Mouse and Percy and flew his Gyr- Prairie Cog, and accounted for two hares, one unfortunately pirated by a pair of Redtails!
Then Greg and I ran Ataika and his tazi, her son Cisco, and got another. This is a fierce bird and the tazis gave her plenty of room on the kill. She gives me some hope for the future of my bird. Daniela Imre took the other photos, much better than mine, and I’ll let her speak for the rest.
“Here are some more: Steve after the chase w/Ataika (L) & her son Cisco (I believe Cisco is Berkut’s grandson [Yes– she was talking to Andrey in Kazakhstan who owned Berkut and bred Cisco’s father Kyran]). Terence Wright and Greg Rabourn posing with their falcons & hounds. Terence has Percy, and Greg has Cisco. They were smiling at the guy with the larger telephoto lens…Greg’s Gyr-saker guarding her kill, and then the individuals w/their birds: Terence with his Gyr-Prairie falcon Cog, and Greg talking to his Gyr-Saker, who had some things to say about…well..I guess everything.”