I have shared tales from the yard a few times before….September and October in fact…as I looked…ha! I love this one of the quail on the top of Jeff's bridge hanging out.
We have had an exciting time in our backyard lately. We never have got quail for years and years and now we have, we think four of them, but we never see four at the same time.
Look how cute this little quail is, she knows where her feed is. They are getting a little more used to the yard and are getting closer to the house.
I watched this one run right over and drink from the bowl today.
We have lots of doves, but today I saw a white dove!
Super cool right? I keep my camera on the kitchen window sill.
We had been seeing the girl cardinal for a while but no boy, and after we said goodbye to Toby, the quail started to come AND the male cardinal, so I like to think that Toby made that happen. Here you can see a male quail and cardinal and a female quail and cardinal..cool eh?
There are actually 2 male cardinals, this is the bigger and brighter of the two, the other male is smaller. So I wonder if he is maybe a baby of the two? I like to guess their stories.
Then we have not seen an oriole in years and he is back too. It is hard to get a pic, as my danged camera wants to focus on the trees in the background instead of the bird…grrrrr…I am hoping to get a better picture, but he is fast.
Added since original post….the morning light was better today and I got some great shots of the oriole.
Jeff said he was in the tree, so I got a few pics, then he got thirsty and came in for the hummingbird feeder and some better pics.
He is so beautiful I love that orange color.
I'll have to keep the feeder full as I am sure he will drink more than the hummingbirds. I told my sister Jax that I wish I had a window in my studio but then I probably would never get any work done.
We have some cute bunnies, look at this little one.
About 15 minutes after I took the bunny picture, I looked out and the hawk was back and he was eating something furry…but it ended up being a ground squirrel…thank goodness we have lots of those.
So that is all the pics for the last while. I hope you enjoyed them and I wish my camera was better…or me!
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Marlene Salvato says
Awesome photos…and birds!! xoxo
Don't you just love our wildlife?? I have hundreds of Quail. Nothing cuter than a quail family, seems like they always have 1 "kid" that doesn't want to stay in the covey. lol But, I probably spend way to much money on bird feed!! 🙂 We also have woodpeckers that drive me to distraction because they won't leave the hummingbird feeder alone! Some pigeons must of heard about the free buffet. All of a sudden I have those too.(yuck) Oh, I live NW of the valley near Wickenburg. We have tons of rabbits and dove as well and 1 bobcat. I love that you share your pictures. Sorry about the long comment.
So cool eh MAMMa, I need to do a video I have some fun ones. Love, Di
Diana Gibbs says
Hi Karen, OH I love looking out at the quail and the cardinal, and we have a one legged red wing blackbird too. More like a pirate, it is a little peg leg on on side…he hops around and eats. Yes we were trying to find where to get a better price on the feed, we just get it at Tractor Supply. We don't like the woodpeckers, this year has been bad for them, so many of them. Don't like pigeons either. We have lots of rabbits and ground squirrels and yes doves…and sparrows galore. I love long comments…ha! Big hugs, Di