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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Babies in the Yard

 Baby chipmunk - Sunni's Photo's - Isn't it adorable?

 These babies of the animal variety show up this time of year. They are so cute to watch as different groups come all day long to eat and drink from the pans we have placed about the yard.

More baby chipmunks - They are everywhere - Sunni's Photo's

The adults are very protective and go to great trouble to make sure other animals aren’t getting too close. The parents will sit on a high perch, like our wall or a rock, and keep a look out for predators. The male and female take turns. The little quail are very obedient as they follow mom and pop, doing what they do. They are so funny doing the “chicken dance,” as they scratch in the dirt for seeds. It doesn’t take them long to catch on. Adult quail can get quite aggressive with other birds. I saw a papa getting into it with a pigeon today. Neither one wanted to back down.

Baby Quail - Sunni's Photo's

We have little animals in varying stages of age right now. I imagine we get more in our yard since we back up to the desert and their natural habitat.

More Baby Quail - Sunni's Photo's - You have to look closely on this one.

There was no choice but to block off part of the areas where the rabbits can get in because they eat the plants up, not always satisfied with munching on the lawn. However, the little ones still get in and once in awhile a big one as well, which leads me to wonder if they have flexible bones.

I have taken tons of pictures because I take more each year. They all seem to look alike, but I can’t help myself when the young ones are too cute to pass up a shot with my camera.


  1. Oh my goodness! How sweet is your post. Those pictures are adorable. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Vashti,

      Thanks for reading and commenting. The little critters is one thing I'll miss if and when we move.


  2. Sunni!

    You have an amazing blog! I'll do both 11 facts and the questions. I am a legally blind, disabled gal with a splendiferous kitty who adopted us. I so appreciate this! But, I really, really love your blog and your kitty cats. I shed a tear or two over the dearly departed. It's hard to lose our furbabies isn't it? Again, Thank you! You're wonderful! Mary

    1. Hi Mary,

      Thank you for your kind words. You can take your time with the blog post on your award. That is okay.

      I love cats myself, as you can see. The ones that adopt you are the best. We have one that adopted us and the rest are rescues.
      Thank you so much Mary. You are most welcome and deserving of the award.



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