More Quail Baths – Photos

September 6, 2009

The quail indeed came back to the dust bath bowl this morning. (This is a follow-up from yesterday’s blog.) I looked for them earlier but they were not there. Then I ended up scrambling them because I didn’t expect them and they were there! The teenagers didn’t come back but one female took advantage of that and probably fluttered about for a good five minutes or so. This time I was ready with the camera.

Female Quail Fluffs Dirt On Her Back

Female Quail Fluffs Dirt On Her Back

Here is the female flitting dirt on her back.
Male Watches Female Quail Digging In

Male Watches Female Quail Digging In

A Male comes to watch the female digging in.
Almost Completely Buried

Almost Completely Buried

More males came back and watched her. She dug in pretty deep.
Male with Double Topknot

Male with Double Topknot


When she was done a male jumped in. He is one of the double topknotted ones.

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