Quail Chicks

Took this shot of quail chicks, probably three weeks old, through a window looking out on a patio. Dogs in house. In the beginning there might be a dozen chicks, but the numbers are reduced quickly by predators (hawks, cats, etc.). Both parents, out of camera shot, are watching their young negotiate life.

Chicks on the Run

After watching a few minutes of news yesterday on the pandemic, I slumped back down in a chair, only to catch a glimpse of quail chicks zig-zagging by. Smiled instinctively. These newborns were drunk with life, the excitement of being somewhere, anywhere, for the first time under, of course, the watchful eye of their dad.Continue reading “Chicks on the Run”