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Project 365 - Backyard Visitors

Since I am waaaaay behind on posting 365 photos, I'm going to take a few shortcuts, and post some of them together. Days 79, 80 and 81 all go together anyway - photos of recent visitors to our yard. I started putting out millet and cracked corn for the quail, and they seem to appreciate it, judging by how often they've been in the yard lately. Oh, and I think the ground squirrels aren't just visiting anymore - I'm pretty sure they've dug a burrow under one of my lavender plants. They keep scolding me every time I go out into the yard. :D

Day 79: Baby Quail

Day 79: Baby Quail


Here's the whole family, the first time I spotted all of the out there. They're only about five feet away from our sliding glass doors:

Mom and Baby Quail

One of the babies, on the deck:

Baby quail on the deck

Another shot of the two on the back fence. Look at their huge feet!

Baby Quail

Here's dad, keeping watch while the family forages in my yard:

Dad Keeps Watch



Day 80: Ground Squirrels

This is the first time I was able to get a shot of two of them together:

Day 80 - Ground Squirrels

Day 81: All in a Row

Awwww! Look at them - a whole family of chicks, hanging out on the fence:

Day 81 - All in a Row

I love these birds. :)
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