Wendy (here_be_dragons) wrote,

Project 365, Day 46: Right of Way

Day 46: Right of Way, originally uploaded by Here Be Dragons.

Taken this morning, in my backyard. I think this shot probably needs to be LOL'd, but I can't quite think of the right caption. The squirrel looks rather carnivorous, ready to pounce on the hapless quail. In reality, there was no pouncing; the squirrel* was just passing through, and the quail got in the way. A couple of seconds after this photo was taken, the quail flew down into my yard, giving the squirrel the right of way across my back fence.

Here's another shot (taken before the previous one) - they look like they're playing "follow the leader" here:

Follow me!

Or, maybe the squirrel does look like he's stalking the quail. Just a bit. With my luck, the squirrels in the neighborhood really have turned carnivorous! :D

And here's a shot of just the quail, before the squirrel came along and disrupted my photo shoot:

California Quail

Oh! And how funny . . . as I'm writing this, I've just looked out the window to see that there's a quail (the same one maybe?) up on my back fence again. I think the male sits up there to act as a sentry while the female and their chicks are foraging on the grass behind my yard.

*A "squirrel" squirrel, btw; not one of the ground squirrels whose photo I posted a few days ago. These guys don't usually come back here, so it was especially interesting to me to have one run through the yard.

Tags: 365, birds, canyon green, wildlife

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