Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sweet Visitors

We used to have families of quail that would pass through the front of our property.   I haven't seen any in about two years, or maybe longer.   I see them around the area and have wished they would come back to see me.   Yesterday morning there were about a dozen out front and I was delighted.   They all flew up into our pine tree, hung out for a short while, then flew off.   Not only have I never seen them fly up into the trees, but I didn't realize their markings are similar to a pine cone resting between the branches.   I had to sneak out the door and quietly walk around to take a few photos.   Not much luck, but you can see how cute they are with their little hats and pretty markings.   I hope they come back again and stay a little longer.   Their sounds are sweet and I would love to have them around every single day.





12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they are so beautiful!

Comfypjs said...

One of my favorite birds next to hummingbirds!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Such cute and gentle birds. xox

Terri Buster said...

Oh how cute- great shots too!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Denise they are really lovely with their hats on. Perhaps they will come back. What do they like to eat, perhaps you could encourage them with food.

Lin said...

Oh! They really DO look like pinecones!!

I don't think we have quail here, but I wish we did because they are so adorable!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful, little birds.

Lynne said...

Truly are, "Sweet Visitors." . . . Their markings make it!

Green Monkey said...

oh I have chills! sweet indeed and YES they look like pine cones. I wish I heard their song. I vow, her today, that I will never eat quail again. too cute!

and I LOVE your header shot!

Madge Bloom said...

I have to agree, they are sweet!

Karen said...

They really are beautiful..... would love to have them here at This Old House.

Daryl said...

so sweet ... i took some photos of a flock of peahens the other day ... this reminded me of that shot .. gotta get it posted

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