Wednesday, January 4, 2017

California Quail

A  L  O  H  A !
"The song-birds leave us 
at the summer's close, 
Only the empty nests 
are left behind.
 And pipings of the quail 
among the sheaves."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Every new beginning 
comes from some 
other beginning's end."

A Bevy of Quail!
"Deer walk upon our mountains,and quail 
Whistle about us their spontaneous cries; 
Sweet berries ripen in the wilderness; 
And, in the isolation of the sky , 
At evening, casual flocks of pigeons make 
Ambiguous undulations as they sink, 
Downward to darkness, on extended wings."
                      Wallace Stevens

More group names for birds

"We are very good judges 
for the mistakes of others, 
but very good defense lawyers 
for our own mistakes.
             Nicky Gumbel

Linking to
Wild Bird Wednesday

Thank YOU
                 Fondly, cloudia


Nancy Chan said...

Quite quails. Thanks for the video!

Elephant's Child said...

Love those collective names....

Tom said...


eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the cute Quail. Awesome photos and video! Have a happy day and week ahead!

Cloudia said...

Thanks SO much for sharing today friends!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love that quails always look as if they're wearing a fascinator ☺ Sweet call they have 😊

William Kendall said...

Very pretty birds! We definitely don't see them here.

Karen S. said...

Oh my gosh, that last photo is just priceless although the others are grand too! Thanks for the video especially on this extremely COLD morning in Minnesota! It's sure a frozen tundra today! So I'm dreaming of a warmer aloha kind of day!

Teresa said...

Beautiful shots of the California quail. Were you at a quail reserve?

Cloudia said...

No those were actually taken from my back deck!

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends! 🎈

Mike said...

I try hard not to fit Nicky Gumbel's quote. Sometimes it's hard. But it's not my fault!

RedPat said...

I've never seen a quail. Such a formal looking bird!

Martin Kloess said...

It's coming. Spring is coming. That's how beautiful this is.

Rose said...

I think they are all so beautiful...