Photos of a couple of deer who passed through my yard. Maralee
This is a male California Quail - a short-legged, plump bird with a comma-shaped crest. In the spring, the females will lay about 13-14 eggs and they are so much fun to watch when they are scurrying about.
It's a cold weekend here so Miranda is going to stay nice and warm indoors. Have a wonderful weekend. Miranda and Maralee
Winter has finally arrived on the high desert. We've had some snow for the last two days and more is expected this weekend. It is a brisk -2°F outside this morning, although I expect it to warm up a little bit. At least I hope it does. The birds are more active at the feeder …
These photos were taken a few years ago when some wood ducks joined our mallards at the river. I haven't seen any wood ducks since.