Thursday, June 10, 2010

Baby Quail!

DSC_0015 “I sure am hungry!”

DSC_0019 “Do you think we can eat this whole thing?”

DSC_0021“Perhaps if we start at the top and work our way down!”

More and more quail babies are starting to arrive here in Sycamore Canyon.  I had 3 families here on Thursday when I took these pictures. I couldn’t resist a bit of humor when I saw the photo of the 2 looking up at that large seed block.  Gambel’s Quail are seen in Sycamore Canyon year round and in all locations.

14 comments:

  1. I like these birds. Never see them in my small backyard but I used to hear them off in the distance. Nice photos. I like the contrasts in the top picture. Reminds me of the many times I wait on one or more birds to move in or out of the shade.

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  2. They are so cute! I love watching baby birds! don't think I ever saw baby quail before.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Abe, thanks! They are such fun to watch and are here daily at this time of year.

    A joyful chaos, Well, then I am glad to show them to you! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. ...oh my gosh...these little babies are the cutest ever! I've never seen one. If they were around here I wouldn't be able to get enough of them.

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  5. Kelly, I can totally understand that!

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  6. Katie. I hadn't heard the very sad news of Bobbie's passing. Thsnk you for letting me know. she will be so missed. Bobbie was often the first commenter of the dsy on my blog. She radiated such s love of nature. She was such a wonderful person. Her writing was an uplifting treasure to sccess.
    Ann

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  7. you are so lucky! I want to see birds like this where I live... so colorful!

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  8. That´s a mountain of food for them! Loved your sense of humour in this sunny and happy post.

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  9. Great idea, Kathie, and wonderful photos. The baby quail are just too cute!

    And of course this blog will be joining the NBN, too, right? :)

    Take care.

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  10. They are up for the task, I'd say! These are wonderful photos. They are very beautiful birds.

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  11. such cute little chicks and amusing too!

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  12. How sweet! We saw some last summer at our daughter's house. Since the quail come to our yard to feed, I bet we'll see some here this year also.

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