Monday, September 26, 2011

Desert Living

One of the things I love about living here in the Sonoran Desert is the Gambol's quail.  Check out this quail family.
There are four on the patio looking for food.  See the lookout on top of the fountain?  And there is another one on the low wall between the saguaro and the sage.  Four of the quail were nearly mature babies.  Pop is on the fountain standing guard and will warn of any danger approaching.  Mom is on the patio.  Had to wonder if the one on the low fence is learning how to be a future guard for his own family someday.  Click on the picture to enlarge it and see the quail a little better.

I actually spread out a little bit of bird seed for them last week.  I don't do that very often.  But I do love to watch them scratch around (like chickens) in the rock and also walk around looking for seed.

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

Aren't they so much fun to watch?
We especially love spring when the babies are following the parents.