Baby Quail Photos

July 31, 2012

Here are some quail family photos as they gather to run across the patio!

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April 2012 Quail Photos

April 23, 2012

The adult quail quickly found the seeds. – So did the doves and the rabbit!
Here are some new quail pics:

It won’t be long and we’ll be seeing babies again! Julyish….

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Brand New and Older Baby Quail Photos

August 2, 2011

Six brand new, quail-egg-sized baby quail huddled very close together under the bush last weekend. These individual babies are almost impossible to distinguish from the bark shavings and dirt and each other. Do you see them? Once you see the heads in the one picture, if you go back to the other pictures, you can tell head markings from wings and backs. Have some fun! Then there are a few pictures of older babies and their parents.

Here are some of my previous quail photo blogs.

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Quail Babies Huddled Together

Quail Babies

Baby Quail with Open Eyes

Baby Quail Copies Adult

Hello!

13 Baby Quail, Mom and Dad AND Rabbit


Quail Snow Angels

November 27, 2010

One of the quail obviously miscalculated its ability to walk on snow and sunk into it. Flapping its way out of the situation caused a beautiful snow angel – bird style!

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Our First View of New Quail Babies in Reno

July 2, 2010

Just as Grandpa Ron and I were firing up our computers for a little office work around 8 pm this evening, we had a Quail Alert! Mama Quail was quickly leading about 20 baby quail across the vast expanse of our back patio while Papa Quail waited in the rear of the family to make sure that all were safe. We never saw so many babies with only 2 adults! I ran for my camera!

I quickly got two frenzied clips of the babies. Some stayed huddled on the warm patio facing the setting sun while most darted back and forth between the bird feeder and the huddled group on the patio. Then Mama seemed to look at me and said it was time to go! You will see her briefly toward the end of the clip. Then the babies started darting toward her. So I stopped filming. Then I caught them as they fled away!

Can you do a better job of counting them? How many babies are there?

This is the second video of the baby quail visiting the bird feeder with two adult quail at 8 pm on July 2, 2010 in Reno, NV. They scurried across the patio as fast as their little feet could move! They are so cute! RUN! Babies! RUN!!

More of my blogs mentioning and photographing quails and their babies are here.

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More Quail Baths – Photos

September 6, 2009

The quail indeed came back to the dust bath bowl this morning. (This is a follow-up from yesterday’s blog.) I looked for them earlier but they were not there. Then I ended up scrambling them because I didn’t expect them and they were there! The teenagers didn’t come back but one female took advantage of that and probably fluttered about for a good five minutes or so. This time I was ready with the camera.

Female Quail Fluffs Dirt On Her Back

Female Quail Fluffs Dirt On Her Back

Here is the female flitting dirt on her back.
Male Watches Female Quail Digging In

Male Watches Female Quail Digging In

A Male comes to watch the female digging in.
Almost Completely Buried

Almost Completely Buried

More males came back and watched her. She dug in pretty deep.
Male with Double Topknot

Male with Double Topknot


When she was done a male jumped in. He is one of the double topknotted ones.


Baby Quail Take Dust Bath

September 5, 2009

This morning we woke up to California Quail calls just outside our bedroom window. We started out watching several of the birds on the short wall but then we realized the real action was going on between the wall and the window. A whole family with teenagers were fluttering wings and scratching and flipping dirt like crazy. Five of the teenagers were in the hollow of sandy dirt by three small rocks. Dad stayed on the wall standing guard while Mom guarded the other direction. Three teenage females were scratching around the yucca while their 4 brothers and one sister did the dirt bath thing. Then two of the boys hopped onto a larger rock and pretended to be Dad and then played King of the Hill. The dad of this family has a double topknot and it looks like three boys all have double topknots, too.

Then the warning call sounded and they all scattered under the Russian Sagebrush. A squirrel ran to the dirt bath area and frantically dug further under the small rocks – like he knew he had buried his stash of stolen bird seed there somewhere! Then he frantically covered it all up again to hide his exploits and scantered away.

The birds immediately came back and started their scratching and bathing all over again. Then the squirrel came back to scare the birds away again and dug some more. This time he was letting the dirt fly everywhere as he dug frantically around the rocks again. The seed had to be there somewhere!

Then he reversed his digging one more time and took off. The birds came back and pecked and scratched – must have been that bird seed! Then after a few more wing stretches and flying dirt, Dad said it was enough and the family left to continue their morning trek across the land.

My camera was still in the car in the garage. I was afraid that if I moved across the window to go get it that it would spook them so I just watched the entertainment… Tonight my camera is ready. If they decide to go for another bath tomorrow morning, maybe I’ll be lucky enough to get some pictures! Given the look of the spot, it is a favorite one!


Teenage Quail

August 23, 2009

Here is a photo of the teenage quail that were such cute fuzz balls back in June.

Teenage Quail

Teenage Quail


Photos of Baby Quail

August 21, 2009

Here are photos of the baby quail I wrote about on 25 July……

Tiny Baby Quail Chicks

Tiny Baby Quail Chicks

Mama Quail and 2 of Her Babies

Mama Quail and 2 of Her Babies

Daddy Quail and Son

Daddy Quail and Son


New Quail Babies

July 25, 2009

Today we saw two quail families with brand new, oh so tiny, baby chicks!! One family was at our bird feeder. The chicks are so cute!

I took lots of photos. Hopefully I will get some photos on the blog this week. I always think I will get to upload pictures on the weedend and then it is over and I’m into the next week already! Here they are!

This was a BIG day for us! I entered two competitions for book awards and Grandpa Ron and I went ring shopping. Now we’ll find out who is reading my blogs! :-))


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