Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Quailstorm

There are several flocks (I think they are family groups) of quail that visit the field next to us. Normally they seem to chase off other flocks, but a couple of evenings ago, while Lisa and I were sitting on the front porch enjoying pleasant weather, they seem to have put aside their differences in order to take advantage of the seed we had set out for them.

Quailstorm

This is about four separate groups of quail that decided that eating was more important than fighting.

Quailstorm

Well, mostly not fighting, as you'll see if you click through the above to watch the roughly one-minute-long video.

Later, a couple of helicopters, presumably out of NAS Fallon (we get a lot of them here) flew by while a train passed on the main line.

Helicopters Over Fernley

The tank cars in the foreground are parked on the Fernley "House Tracks."

In the spring and autumn (and autumn seems to start around the first of September for this purpose), we can enjoy our porch, as it's neither too hot nor too cold.
Tags: quail, weather, wildlife
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