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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Quail squaring off

Wildlife shows us good examples of how to get along. Even when there’s a squirmish within species it often tends to be just a show of strength. Let’s learn from them instead of them learning from us.

Usually I see this. A happy covey of quail bobbling beautifully.

But sometimes I see this.

Or this. No feathers shed and soon eating together side by side. Probably just showing off for a lady.

21 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Whoa. A little Quail-a-tude. Who knew? I reckon even quail can have a bad day, or moment. Fortunately they don't seem to hold a grudge. Yeah, probably something about a lady quail - that's what usually causes those sorts of ruckuses. Fun shots, Gaelyn!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Very cool shots of the quail, I love their top feather.

Barb said...

A good lesson from Nature, Gaelyn. Hope you're keeping warm!

Martha Z said...

Great capture! My garden has one fewer quail and and one satisfied hawk.

Lorac said...

What lovely quail, quite different from ours!

Natural Moments said...

When something is hungry, they can get a little cranky. But the secret is, that food comes in infinite forms. There is always something that surrounds us that we can take into our being.

Mary said...

wow...I've never seen them fight or show off like that. When I visit my sister, they just run around gobbling up all the seed I put out for them. They are such cute birds.

Small City Scenes said...

Whoa--that one guy is steaming--feet up top notch straight up--Just saying I'm here and watch out.
very neat---sorta like my Gulls. LOL MB

Carolyn said...

Gaelyn, what lovely captures, especially that second shot. Nature can teach us so much if only we take the time to stop, look and listen!
Smiles

Firefly said...

They are like kids. Fight tooth and nail one moment and best friends the next.

Diane AZ said...

You sure get a lot of quail. For some reason, quail only visit my yard in the warmer months. Fantastic captures of the fighting!

Jo said...

I just love the top notch, Gaelyn. I love all the beautiful scenes and photos you share with us of your feathered friends. We can do well to learn from nature.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I've never seen a quail squabble before.

A Scattering said...

I've never seen quail live at all so it's fun to see the "fight". Aren't they lovely looking birds!?

Eve said...

Quail are one of my favorite birds. There is just something so sweet about their bobbing heads and the way they are seem to become confused and startled so easily. Goofy little creatures, but adorable! :)

Silver Fox said...

I love these quail pictures! Neat how they're all huddled around in the first photo.

Ruth said...

I wish I had seen these birds on our trip. Great pictures.

eileeninmd said...

Cool pictures of the Quail. They would be a new bird for me. Did they find something good to eat on the ground?

Janie said...

Great captures of the quail action. It is interesting that animals almost always conduct their battles without significant bloodshed. Too bad man hasn't figured out how to do that yet.

Lisa Wilson said...

How funny! Great captures!

dAwN said...

I have to say..you dont know how much you miss something until you have it again..and i think you can relate..
I have had pretty much non existent internet for most of the fall/winter months..
and now as i sit in a coffee shop with wifi and catch up with you and your travels..it is a pleasure..
but i know i am in for more traveling days/weeks without internet..
oh well...
for now i will enjoy reading my fav blogs..

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