Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Making the Birds Happy

This morning, when refilling the bird feeder, I also put a scoop of birdseed on the ground. This pleased the quail.

Quail Breakfast

The local quail didn't take too long to discover that the buffet was open. Soon, several of the growing families of quail that have been making the circuit of the neighborhood showed up and put aside their differences long enough to have breakfast.

It's challenging to get pictures/video of the birds because (not surprisingly) they startle easily, and even with me behind a screen in the house several meters away, if I make any sudden moves or noises, they're apt to scatter.

It only takes one of them to get startled for the rest of them to start running for it, and you'll see in the video that something spooked them.

The smoke may be clearing, and that means I might be able to sit outside in the evening watching the birds, bunnies, chipmunks, and lizards without getting into a smoke-induced coughing fit.
Tags: quail, wildlife

  • Nevada Outback Trip, Part 1: Atomic Tour

    Lisa and I have been getting increasingly antsy and wanting to get out of the house and go see things, but with no sign of a vaccine being available…

  • Trailer Talk

    Yesterday afternoon, Lisa went to take some things out to the travel trailer. Soon thereafter, she came back in to tell me bad news: the door to the…

  • Quiet Valentine's Day

    With rain and wind on Sunday, we stayed inside and did not do a whole lot. We spent some time going through our photos, in particular what we call…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.