A Quail Summer
It's been a quail-filled summer. In late May we discovered that the Gambel's Quail frequenting our backyard seedblock had new babies. Five of them. The parents were very protective and lead the chicks to the seeds only once or twice each day. We watched them grow for weeks. This photo shows the babies at about a month old.
In June another pair showed up with one single chick. We're watching it develop now. Check out the Nature tab on the site for more quail photos. Our rear windows have become Quail TV for the summer.