Friday, June 27, 2008

Peeping Quail

About a month or so ago, the little family of quails that frequent our home stopped by for another visit. I love quails and enjoy watching them stroll about as a family. This particular type of quail is quite beautiful and very peaceful - plus they make the coolest sound. It's rather sad to think that people actually "hunt" them.

There are usually 5 of them that leisurely walk through our yard looking for food and maybe some shade to rest under. Well, on this particular visit, I was in my pool doing my morning exercises when I heard little noises coming from our roof. There on top was the Dad, as I call him, just checking out the sites and every once in while would look down into the pool at me. It was cute at first, but then it started to feel a little weird - like a peeping-tom. Naw. Birds aren't like that.

Anyway, so I ran into the house (with my towel on) and grabbed my camera. I started clicking away and then, as if he realized he had been caught red handed in his peeping-tom act, he snuck off to the other side of the roof. Who knows, maybe the Mrs. was calling him or he was just camera shy, but he sure moved pretty quick.

I got back into the pool and floated around. I couldn't help but smile with the thought of being able to see our happy little quail family. But then I started to feel a little creeped out and kept looking up at the roof to see if I was being watched. Naw.

Happy Friday everyone!
Rocki

8 comments:

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Too funny! I love those quail too! We have the same type around here, but there are so many cats in our neighborhood now that the population has dropped to nearly zero :/

A Blond And A Torch said...

Ha! That was a great story and beautiful shots! What a pretty quail!

I am always trying to catch the birds outside my house, maybe I would have better luck in a towel?

Rosebud Collection said...

You had me laughing..What a beautiful bird..and to think you thought he was a peeper..Every now and then, I get a turkey going threw the yard..now if I was in a pool and he was watching, that would make me nervous..

manamoon said...

Oh he's just adorable and those are wonderful photos you were able to get of him!! I'm sorry to say that my dad was one of those dreaded hunters. Fortunately I grew into a nature lover not a killer. They are gorgeous birds and a delight to watch!! Have a fabulous weekend Rocki and enjoy that pool!! :) ~ Sharon

Mooney ♥ said...

Aren't they just cute?! I used to see them all the time where we used to live, but not so much here... I love watching them walk, all in a row... hehee...

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

Thank you all for being so kind and reading my blog posts! You're all awesome!

Glad I could make you laugh too :)

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I am so sad that people hunt them too! What a beautiful bird. I have never seen a quail like that (not sure I have really seen a quail). We love to bird watch at our house and put out different feeders. It is so relaxing to sit outside and listen and watch the birds. Thanks for the picture even if you had to run out in your towel!!!

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

Thanks Heidi! I love watching & listening to birds also. Guess I'll keep a towel close by from now on ;)