Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Quail Nest Hatched

The little nest of quail eggs that we have been watching for the past few weeks has hatched. I unfortunately was not here to capture any photos and the little family of tiny quail babies have wandered away with mom and dad. I hope they will still visit our yard from time to time, but so far, I have not seen them. 

My family said they caught a glimpse of them among the front yard flowers, but then their parents quickly ushered them across the street into the neighbor's yard. I was amazed at how incredibly fragile their eggs are and how each chick pecked a near perfect circle around the end of his capsule to make an escape hatch. If they return, I'll try to get pictures.

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