Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Desert in spring time

Gambel quail

Cactus Wren

Elasti-squirrel  (a Harris antelope squirrel)

10 comments:

altadenahiker said...

That's a mighty fancy quail.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Your desert must be really beautiful in spring.
Costas

Thérèse said...

Everyone seems to be enjoying the weather before the "real heat!"

Ken Mac said...

Excellent! Your blog is like a breath of fresh air to this NYCer!

Banjo52 said...

Good eye! That quail thinks he IS somebody. With both birds I'm reminded that following the critters more closely the last few years has made more aware of how attractive brown and grey can be--not to mention camouflage! How do the bright ones avoid predators? Is that why there are fewer bright ones?

Sam said...

As much as I love the quail, they can be pains to us horse folks. Everytime I flip a bale of hay there are eggs in there. I hate to disturb them, but I need to use the hay!

Sam

Chris Rohrer said...

Extremely cool shots!!:) I'm a sucker for quails:) Awesome shot!!!

Darla said...

Awww...the Gambel quail has become my absolute favorite bird since moving to Tucson...great capture!

Soggibottom said...

Me thinks we are your 100 th follower :-) WOW.. what a blog find..
Lots of luvs Freya Rose Blossom and her mum x x x

KB said...

I love seeing antelope squirrels in the desert - but I've never captured a photo as good as yours. And that quail is gorgeous!