|Mrs. Red didn't pose well, and kept away from the camera most of the time.|
Our water dish is purposely shallow because of the experience of friends. They had a deeper bowl at first, and enjoyed watching the quail coming to drink. However, baby quail got into the water and didn't have the ability to get back out, ended up drowning in the bowl! SO we have a shallow bowl with rocks to climb up on. We have a lot of quail families visiting our yard in spring, and we want them all to grow up strong and healthy.
We saw our first Northern Cardinal ever in 2003 down in Texas during our first year on the road. And we have had the Silver Cardinals here many times. Their true name is Pyrrhuloxia, but who can remember that?
|Male Silver Cardinal at lunch.|