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When Quail Leave the Grass, It's Time to Party

Ah, the sweet berries of June!

This is the best year in a decade for saskatoons. They are so sweet. And so juicy. Even the ground birds have left the cover of the grass for these ones. 6 more words

Nature Photography

Lazuli Bunting: the Jazz Singer and His Band

Ladies and Gentlemen, the concert hall. Note that the violin is strung, and that the player has taken an unusual position.

StĂ©phane Grapelli wouldn’t have done it like this, but then he wasn’t a vocalist. 108 more words

Nature Photography

Finally... he just made my day !

Quail is not an exotic bird, but I happen to like them. I have seen them around in various places, but I have not been able to get a clear shoot till today. 78 more words


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