Tag Archives: Callipepla californica

California Quail Nest

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Leonard has a “California native plant” garden in our yard near Lookout CA (Modoc County). The garden is a natural area with native wildflowers interspersed among the native grasses, Indian ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides  see my 09-13-13 post) being one of … Continue reading

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Night Activity

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I am always amazed at the activity in our yard at night – most of which we are unaware or only experience indirectly. Deer, coyotes, bobcats, skunks, racoons and even an occasional mountain lion (to name a few species) wander … Continue reading

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Young Kestrels

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I recently introduced one of the four American kestrels (Falco sparvarius) raised in our hay shed this season. The four kestrel fledglings are flying about the yard, providing plenty of entertainment as they squabble among themselves for prime perching sites and … Continue reading

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Apartment to Let

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Many of our pastures and fields are separated by hedgerows. Years ago Leonard planted wild roses, honeysuckle and other shrubs to provide habitat for birds and animals. Small mammals and several species of birds find the thorny tangle of our wild … Continue reading

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Digestion Aid

As I sat at my desk I watched a covy of California quail (Callipepla californica) scratching and feeding outside of the window, plump and healthy in mid-winter. Why are these quail doing so well while other birds appear stressed? Perhaps it is … Continue reading

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