It’s been a month and the baby Gambel’s Quail can now make it over the fence with ease. If you look close you can see the Mom’s, or Dad’s feet standing on the fence watching.
There are 14 eggs in a hanging basket, on our back porch. Mom Quail watches from a distance. They’ve been in there for a few weeks now. When they hatch the babies will jump down. Can’t wait!
First, I took the top photo. Then, I couldn’t believe it crawled out. I think he was playing with it before he ate it.
This bird has a striking orange eye, and a beautiful song. Sitting on the Saguaro cactus outback, it is trying to get at the flowers before they open.
One thing is for sure. Male Hummingbirds will not share a feeder. Right after this shot they soared off into the sky ‘sword’ fighting.