Thursday, September 25, 2008

Covey o' Quail

These guys hang around in our (minimalist, as you can tell) backyard, providing perennial entertainment for cats and humans. When they walk, their topknots bob up and down, making them look like wind-up toys. So cute!

2 comments:

  1. Lovely birds, Susan! Guess it's a good thing you love cats more than dogs, huh? Loved that minimalist yard comment. No grass anywhere?

    Joy!
    Lee

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  2. Anonymous11:40 AM

    They're called California quail and they're found throughout the West (even here in the British Columbia Okanagan). As winter nears, they tend to gather together in large groups. They have very distinctive sounds and always have a guard quail on duty. Our cat, Betty, loves to watch them.

    See whatbird.com
    http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/90/_/California_Quail.aspx

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