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Title: Visitors
Post by: sawguy21 on July 01, 2017, 09:13:03 PM
I looked out the window this morning to see a large flock of quail run up the steps then around the back of the house on the deck. The dog started barking before I could grab the camera. They are funny to watch, they would rather run than fly.
Title: Re: Visitors
Post by: Grizzly on July 01, 2017, 09:50:23 PM
I'm not real acquainted with quail but I saw a group when I was coming up from Oregon into Washington while still south of Spokane. Just as you describe, the silly things ran like all get out. Looked crazy.
Title: Re: Visitors
Post by: ljohnsaw on July 02, 2017, 12:45:31 AM
Quail is the state bird of California.  A couple years ago we went to Pinnacles National Park and camped there for a few days.  They have a bunch of tallas caves (caves made by falling boulders) and very little parking at the trail heads.  So they run a free shuttle service.  The park (since no hunting is allowed) is overflowing with quail.  The bus driver was a bit annoyed when a covey of quail would cross the road and he would have to wait for them.  Seemed like every time we were on the bus!
Title: Re: Visitors
Post by: sandhills on July 02, 2017, 10:54:19 AM
They're making a comeback around here, I've been seeing or hearing them about everywhere I work.  It's been a long time since I've seen this many so it's nice to have them back.
Title: Re: Visitors
Post by: WV Sawmiller on July 02, 2017, 11:09:56 AM
   We had plenty of Bob-White quail in N. Fla where I grew up. You'd nearly step on them before they would flush and scare you half to death. They would roost in a circle with their tails touching and leave a ring of droppings but nothing could sneak up on them.

   Fun to watch them. A flock of turkeys does the same kind of antics only bigger and easier to see them.