MUSINGS & AMUSINGS
Maturely Wrapped – Flash Fiction
July 7, 2012
Dust bath with Sentinel
Jul 07, 2012 @ 10:29:24
I wonder what the difference to a bird is between a dust and water bath, perhaps none.
Jul 07, 2012 @ 12:49:51
Dust baths absorb excess oils, eliminate or reduce parasites.
Jul 07, 2012 @ 15:29:09
Thanks for the information.
Jul 07, 2012 @ 11:14:16
Gorgeous. Is he (she?) a quail? Everything looks “quailish” except for the plumage.
Jul 07, 2012 @ 12:52:00
The one standing guard is the male. He is gorgeous. I see them every day here at tree line. I’m still waiting for the babies… My camera is so ready!
She, is the one in motion, behind him. As is so typical, he stands guard and she forages or does whatever business is needed. It’s quite amusing to watch. He is good at his job, though. 🙂
Jul 08, 2012 @ 09:59:56
What a knuckehead I am. YES, the birds are California Quail. Some of the male’s plumage appears as blue. He’s very beautiful. The little feathers on top aren’t just one feather, but five or so, I think… I haven’t seen them today – maybe the babies have joined the bevy!!
Jul 08, 2012 @ 10:30:15
One of my boys and I saw a California quail yesterday while we were out on a walk. Wasn’t as pretty as yours, though.
Jul 08, 2012 @ 14:59:20
Then it had to be a female. The males are so flashy – guess that’s the only way the gals would pay attention… 🙂
Glad the boys are interested!
Jul 09, 2012 @ 22:27:31
When you have a chance – I started in on the rabbit stuff. Lots more to come. 🙂 When in doubt, get a guinea pig… or two.
Jul 09, 2012 @ 03:58:30
Such an adorable photo. 😉
Jul 09, 2012 @ 08:29:52
It warmed my heart to see this. She’s always so busy, and he, leads, waits, watches. Precious.
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