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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Picture-perfect covey of Scaled Quail

Yesterday I did some birding in the Rockvale, a very small town just a few miles southeast of Canon City. There I found an immature Harris Sparrow, but it was not cooperative about it getting it's picture taken.

However, a covey of Scaled Quail were not only cooperative, but they sat atop a large rock as though intentionally posing for the top pic. They are so cute anyway, but this was a fun shot to take. Their preferred habitat for this area is in the background--tree cholla, which provides great cover from predators. I enlarged the bottom pic to give more detail of this neat-looking birds. SeEtta


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