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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saved by the Quail!

Date: 2011/04/16, 20:30
Temperature: 5.3 C
L: -1.2 C, H: 8.8 C

The day started out wild and woolly, with rain driving at the windows and a bluster billowing the trees. I spent the time sewing an applique on a little t-shirt I decided to embellish for my son's friend's newborn.

Fortunately, the weather cleared up by the afternoon, so I headed to the bank and then delivered the gift. I wondered what I would put in my blog today, as I hadn't taken any photos, until I saw a swamp which I thought looked quite picturesque!

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I noticed a silver lining cloud ~

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Hmmm, I thought, that's a start! When I returned home, I noticed three Spotted Towhees. One was doing the dried-leaf-hop-jump-scritch-scritch-dance...



A red bloom caught my eye, and I realized that the Camellia buds were opening up, taking Spring into their own hands ~

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Still, no photos of new birds visiting...when, suddenly, out of the corner of my eye I heard a sound and spied a covey of California Quail scurrying hell bent for leather, as they do. So the Quail saved the day arriving just in time to make it into today's blog :)

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Watch them go...

5 comments:

  1. What a lovely photo of the Camellia Glo! Your covey of Quail made me laugh, they certainly were scurrying along, I watched them twice ;)

    Re. your mention of the Green Woodpeckers, on yesterday's reply to me, they are already published on my current (Thurs April 14th) post :)

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  2. Always a problem but good for the soul. It gets hard work does blogging.
    Would love to see the quail but my mobile bandwidth is awful. I've book marked them for Thursday.

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  3. Goodness me, the quail can really get a move on. Been sunny all day here. My problem has been the lack of a decent amount of rain this year so I had to get the hose out, must be a first time in April for me.

    Our blackbirds behave just like your Spotted Towhee. There might just be a worm hiding under that there leaf.

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  4. I enjoyed the quail video -- so characteristic of them, that quick scurrying across a path. I'd like to report that the dry leaf dance is also performed by mocking birds under my citrus tree.

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  5. I like the swamp picture, and laughed at the Towhees!
    I know little about quail so I've been reading up on them on the link and elsewhere.
    Flighty xx

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