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Quail Poses...

This morning as I backed the truck out of the garage I was greeted  by a quail striking various poses. I snapped these shots with the engine running. 42 more words


Quail on the Fence

This pretty guy was showing his stuff this afternoon. :)


Sauvie Island

I made a couple of trips out to Sauvie Island for my Little Brown Birds class. The weather was freakishly nice for late March, although the mild winter has not been conducive to large sparrow flocks. 84 more words

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Quail Painting

My sister-in-law expressed interest recently in having some small quail paintings commissioned. So, when I had a little extra time and a square of toned canvas left over from another project, I thought I would do a little quail. 144 more words


Feathered Visitors

I love watching the birds that visit us as they eat, flutter, hop, and interact. Abiding by a policy of cautious tolerance, they mostly ignore each other: at the feeder that hangs at the edge of the porch, while dipping into the surface of our largest pond or making a crazy spray of water by beating their wings in the little waterfall, and as they stroll across the lawn in search of favorite snacks. 472 more words


A Covey of Quail

One of my favorite birds here in the Sierra Foothills is the California Quail! These little birds gather in groups called a covey. When startled, their tiny little legs, carry them off to the bushes to hide. 245 more words


Birds, Waves, and Sunsets on the California Coast

Two weeks ago, I took a trip down to San Francisco to visit my boyfriend before embarking on the long adventure of studying abroad in Tanzania… 288 more words