Out The Gate — A Quail Family Photo Essay   Leave a comment

This post from five years ago is a follow-up to the previous posting, A Sunday Morning Quail Walk. There’s always a lot of quail action this time of year. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

A follow-up to an April 24th posting, Gambel’s Quail Nest.

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Nine quail eggs
under Rosemary
in the planter
near the fountain –
I bore witness
to her love
learning how close
I could get
before startled
she would
 fly away.

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For three weeks
I would check
as the sallow nest
became deeper
in the gray soil
like a fallow
planted with eggs
disappearing under
her pale gray feathers —
a love supreme.

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For a bird easily startled
she was never bothered
by my time on the patio,
seeming to know
my presence helped
run off predators
while the stately
red-capped male
kept his distance —
a love supreme.

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The hatching day
had finally arrived.
Knowing baby quail
leave the nest runners
not able to fly
nor leap the planter wall,
let alone the patio wall,
I listened to  the male
calling as she jumped
over the planter’s wall

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as if expecting

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Posted May 16, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

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