Thursday, May 07, 2009


The quail are a pair, I have discovered. They were on our road again this morning. I tried to take a picture with my phone as they scurried into the oleander. There is a male with a black plume and a female who is more grey and slightly resembles a morning dove. I wonder if in fact they are the morning doves that I see in the silver birch tree outside the window, and that I just haven't been paying attention. They are probably part of a larger covey, so now I shall muster up better powers of observation.

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