Monday, April 20, 2009

Northern Bobwhite...

Today's photograph was taken by my son Shane last Monday. I missed the entire visit because of working overtime, my wife called me in the evening to tell me there was a Northern Bobwhite eating our bird seed just off our front porch. Of course I quizzed her on how she knew it was a Bobwhite and still didn't believe her until I looked at Shane's memory card. This female spent the whole day at our house and by the time I got off work Wednesday night she was gone and has not been back since, just my luck. And to top if off there was a house fire right around the corner from my house the previous Monday when I was working overtime and I missed that also. To learn more about this bird follow the link http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Bobwhite/id.

4 comments:

Woody said...

Brad,

Thanks for the well wishes, not quite qualified for dog years yet but we are getting there..

Willard said...

Hi Brad,
I haven't seen a bobwhite for years. Back in the late 1960s and early 70s, I saw a lot of them in the spring. They were usually sitting by the roadside or on a fencepost and I did get a few photographs of them in my first few years with slrs, but then they vanished.

fishing guy said...

Brad: That is a cool photo of the quail.

Leedra said...

Haven't also have not seen one in a lot of years. So why didn't Shane post it instead of you? I am a follower of Shane's, and been noticing the lack of post. Has he decided not to blog?

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