Hi all you out there that love watching the Quail! A few years ago I posted "Woohooo a Gambels Quails nest" now I will finally put in some pictures!
Anyone who wants more can leave me their email, under Gene's suggested way to do it without anyone being able to get it through hacking. Example, MarykayATyahooDOTcom All written out like that.
If the picture could be bigger, you'd see a whole bunch of babies and Dad too!
I love seeing the babies they are the cutest things. We have had the unique experience of having them nest nearby, and watching as they go from eggs to newborns to little babies ready to run with mom and dad! It's such a beautiful thing to witness!
Hope you all enjoy the picture! Cindy Calif. High Desert Mtns.
I have been wanting to buy this certain window hummingbird feeder that has this little moat around the edges as an ant guard.
I am enjoying these little Hummers so much.
I thought it'd be neat to see them at my window.
My sister has one and she is so excited to have it.
But she lives in the City far away and not in the deserts or mtns. as I do.
I have MANY Roadrunners here. They frequent my porch, looking for lizards, and such.
I have seen them grab a Wren and eat it, also snakes, etc. They also are a predator to the little Hummingbirds.
Deciding whether to place the feeders in a safe place, where the lil' ones can come and go, and see everything around them, or hide in the tree for a quick perch and grooming session they can still be on the lookout.
I just realized that it would not be fair to them to sit and face my window with their back turned to their surroundings.
Being not too far from the ground they could fall victim to their predators.
They need to be able to see all around themselves at all times, so they can dart away from danger.
It would bother me terribly, to think that they could be hurt or worse, lose their lives because I didn't weigh the pros and cons of such a feeder.
I don't need to be that selfish in putting their little lives in danger.
Maybe for someone with higher windows and not in the desert this would work wonderfully, ant-less window feeder would work.