A California Valley quail blends nicely with a mailbox. The mail is usually delivered in the early afternoon while the quail delivers its squawking alarms in the early morning.
Quails love our front yard, drought tolerant landscaping–plenty of seeds to eat. The California Valley Quail lives 2-3 years but I can’t tell one family from another.
Yesterday a plump adult male quail took over the oak stump in our front yard. This is where we usually leave Kenilworth ivy for wild rabbits. But this quail spent much of the day at the stump, probably guarding the 13 chicks that have been hiding in the undergrowth, or maybe it was waiting forContinue reading “The Stump”
Our morning alarm clock, a male California Valley quail, shrieks from the top of our mail box. This is amusing, save for the fact that the shrieking starts at sunrise. Photo taken yesterday, early morning.