Monday, July 18, 2011

Identify that Bird

For all you bird watchers out there, what kind of bird is this? This cute little thing has been singing in our backyard all day. Usually birds stop in for just a minute or two but this one seems to be getting awfully comfortable, especially by the raspberry bush. It seems to be sending out a call/song that is actually quite pretty and loud. Other birds will respond by sitting on the fence but they are easily scared away.

It seems to be a Quail. Is this normal for them to fly alone and hang out in the same place for a while? I just found this article with some useful information. I would love it if the Quail & her mate decided to nest in our backyard!


Jamie said...

Looks like you may have a new family pet!

Grandma Beaner said...

Guard your raspberries. He's probably announcing to the world he found the mother load and for others keep away!!! BTW, congratulations you two. We are thrilled.