SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY QUAIL

 

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They learn early
to be a covey,
to stick together
and look out
for one another—

where Bobcat walks
and Hawk waits
on a bare branch,
where water is
before they die.

 

6 responses to “SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY QUAIL

  1. And a very tasty meal they make, I must confess . . .

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    • Quite amazing really, a helluva hatch considering the drought. The female was sitting on the gate with a little more altitude out of frame, no other adults around — I counted twenty babies.

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  2. Looks like a pretty good hatch. Would love to think pheasants fared as well.

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  3. Hope the turkeys did well too.

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    • Sorry to say that it doesn’t appear that the turkeys had a very good hatch, but then again, we don’t see much of them this time of year. One good thing, though, is that what turkeys we have are pretty spread out.

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