Look to the right to see the quail babies. They're small.
Mom is waiting for the "children" to come through the pickets on the gate.
It’s that time of year for the next generation of wildlife. We had our first sighting of baby quail last week. They are so cute and more obedient than human kids are. The quail make very good parents. It’s fun to watch the interactions between them and the new “kids.”
Raven behind my house
Ravens behind my house
Today I heard all this loud screeching and cawing. I grabbed the camera and went outside to see what was up. The ravens make a racket when one of their own is hurt or killed. This time they were dive-bombing a golden eagle. They kept this up for the better part of an hour. I tried to get some good pics but birds are quick. My husband also decided to call right at this time. I never did succeed in getting a good shot of the golden eagle, but I bet it was only about twelve feet or so away. However, this didn’t last long and it took flight. I know one thing, the ravens look big, but this thing made them seem so small by comparison. I never did find out what caused all this. I imagine the eagle was probably hunting one of them and feasted on it for lunch.