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Most of the images that I took with the 400mm f/2.8 lens weren’t that impressive but I was really happy with the quail shots.  If you want to find quails, Red Butte Garden is full of them.  I first found some in the same section where I posted about the Spotted Towhee a few weeks […]

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California Quails

It’s time for the annual checking on the quails for babies.  I made it over to Red Butte Garden in August.  Here’s the dad:   Here’s the mom: Are you ready to coo?  Here are the babies! Their feet are really big compared to the rest of their body. There were five babies.  The dad […]

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Gambel’s Quail

I believe I’ve mentioned a few times before that I love quails.  Whenever we talk about moving to a different house in Salt Lake City, I want to know if the yard is big enough to plant shrubby bushes for quails.  In fact, I was completely ecstatic the other day because I saw two quails […]

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Lincoln Sparrow

Sorry I didn’t post over the weekend.  I was deathly ill.  I can’t even remember the last time I was this sick.  So sick I couldn’t work let alone do something fun like write a blog post.  Instead I stayed in bed shivering and coughing. . But a few weeks ago I made it to […]

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Quail

Do you remember those amazing pictures of the California Quails taking a dust bath?  Well I didn’t post all the pictures.  I’ve been saving them.  I didn’t want you to become overwhelmed with cuteness.  And now, since most of the nation is covered in snow, this seems like a good time to bask in summer […]

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California Quail

Last Sunday we went to Red Butte Garden.  There are a series of trails that show you a great view of the city. The mountains remind me of California because they’re so dry. And in between some pine trees I found baby quails! There were so many of them! The babies were spreading out in […]

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California Quail

I went back to Golden Gate Park yesterday. I’m walking back to the place where I spotted the hummingbirds and I look up. Two feet in front of me is this: He’s a California quail. He’s so beautiful! You can’t tell in this picture, but his breast feathers are really shiny. He looked right at […]

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