Monday, June 28, 2010

California Quail Update and Mountain Quail

Saturday we checked on the status of the California Quail and her clutch of 15 lovely speckled eggs we had photographed the previous weekend.

Likely she knew we were not there to harm,
for she stirred not the slightest.
Isn't she simply lovely?

And now look at who else is in the garden gathering seed
in the wee hours of the morning?
A pair of Mountain Quail appeared last Wednesday,

but currently only he arrives to eat and eat and eat,
hop down, skedaddle for a few moments and return to gather more.
We must have another nest close by with eggs. Hm... wonder where.

What happened to my food?

Something must have knocked it down during the night,
but not to worry... we'll fix that today.