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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

California Quail

Popping his head up to see if I am a threat or not.


I was not as I was inside shooting through our sliding glass door.


We have a covey of quail that visits our yard everyday scratching about beneath the feeders for all the scraps the other birds carelessly fling to the ground.


I intend to work on gaining their trust enabling me to sit on the deck and photograph them without a sheet of glass obstructing the sharpness of the image. 

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17 comments:

  1. a bird i would love to see in person! i think they are incredibly beautiful!

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  2. They are so cute..how lucky to have them visiting you...

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  3. What a cute (and curious) visitor you have!
    It's the first time I see this bird, I'd love to see more shots of it. ;-)

    *Thanks for your kind reply John!

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  4. A beautiful little bird to see...

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  5. What is it about quail? They're just so darn cute.

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  6. I like birds that help clean up after the messier ones. :)

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  7. Hi John...Precious little guy...l like there little feather on the head...perhaps the ladies of old got the idea for the feather in there hats from the Quail...lol!!
    You sure do a great job through glass..can't imagine how good it will be if you get one from outside... Love the peek shot!!

    Grace

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  8. Great job getting such good shots through glass John. I keep the screens out all winter so I can get stelth shots out the window. Quail are so beautiful though, well worth the effort.
    Cheers to you Sir!

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  9. I think they are the most fun birds to watch.

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  10. They are so beautiful! I hope you do gain their trust.

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  11. Hi there - what a great bird.

    The curlews are actually knee high to a person - so they are not small at all!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  12. Very looking bird, great sighting. And wonderful photos!! Have a great day.

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  13. A gorgeous little bird -- how neat to be able to see them every day. :)

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  14. Such a fun-loving-looking bird with that neat little pennant on his head! Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

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  15. They're such cute little birds!

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  16. this would not be a casual sighting for me- I've never seen a quail and these shots are pretty incredible, with the light and close-up details of their feathers. what a beautiful bird. the first shot is my fave - he looks like he has ears.

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