Despite it having been nearly two months since last feeding, it took only about two hours for the birds to discover that the feed bag had been restored. We've noticed that this flock of quail had been going by our house anyway on something of a regular circuit, so maybe it's not such a surprise that they pounced on the feed. Pigeons and the other smaller birds showed up as well. I reckon they'll appreciate the food even more now that the cold weather has set in.
As I mentioned yesterday, I trimmed the bush outside the front porch to mostly just a few long sticks. It's amazing to me how much it grows back from this stub every year.
Yesterday, while driving toward Reno on I-80 west of Wadsworth, Lisa spotted a herd of deer in one of the fields between the freeway and the Truckee River. For reasons I will explain later, we had to double back home, and Lisa counted at least twenty deer in the herd. I was not able to get a picture because there is no frontage road in that area that gets close enough for a good picture, and I wasn't going to stop on the freeway!