Monday, June 23, 2008

Quail

It's a pretty common occurrence to see quails in our neighborhood. And this time of year, we're often lucky to spot a whole family of them...Dad and Mom with little babies running along behind them. Yesterday we saw a bunch of them in our backyard, but they scurry away so fast, I didn't have time to grab my camera. Today, my kids alerted me that the quails were back. I grabbed the camera and got a few shots before they ran off. Later, we saw them again out front. I couldn't get any of the babies -- they were hiding under the bush -- but Daddy Quail was up on my neighbor's roof chirping at anyone who came near.

Please ignore the weeds in a very neglected corner of my yard! :)




18 comments:

Cari said...

Those little ones are so cute...great shots!
Cari

Jena K Photography said...

They are interesting animals aren't they? Great capture.

Melissa said...

Very cool. I don't think I've ever seen one in the wild

pat said...

Oh, how exciting! I love quail and that little "dingle-feather" on the top of their heads. It looks like even the chicks have one starting.

Toni said...

Awww... how adorable. You were lucky to get such great shots.

Kristen Wagner Penn said...

Oh my goodness, those are so cute!!

Chell said...

Oh how cute. Glad you were able to capture the little quail family!!

Amy said...

How neat! Love the little family portrait.

Amanda said...

Oh look at those little babies! So amazing.

Becky said...

Those are so cute! I love the dad's crown.

April said...

oh those are so cute!! love little baby birds. aren't you just lovin' this blue sky?? i've been so happy to see such gorgeous days.

Michelle said...

i haven't seen quails close up--very interesting. and those little chicks are just adorable! great captures.

Gypsy Girl said...

These are cute.

Jess said...

These are SO COOL! I've seen quails but never been able to capture them!

Suzy said...

They're so cute!

Angela2932 said...

Wow! Quails just wandering a neighborhood! What a fun think to stalk!

Sharon said...

I don't think I have ever seen a quail. I love the dad guarding them all.

The Stiles Family said...

I love quails! The babies are hardly bigger than a bumblebee when they are born, but they sure can run fast! Cute photos!