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on May 29, 2009 in Wildlife Photography

TX is just hot!

After a amazing light show at 3AM, Jake & I headed out to the blinds. While the hour rain dropped an inch of rain, that didn’t slow down the birds coming to the blinds. This is a Scaled Quail and what it’s doing is protecting its territory from another Scale Quail couple. I’d never seen this crazy behavior before, so I thought it was cool. It would throw its head back and then pump it forward making this crazy call. It was fun to watch.

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With a couple of Scale Quail couples about fighting over turf, a Bobwhite Quail couple eased in and just ate and drank as if the other quail didn’t exist. It’s such great entertainment and challenge to bring that across in the still image. All this with the temp gauge saying 99 in the shade. That’s TX hot! Speaking of hot, check out Jake’s blog, the kid is taking no prisoners this summer!

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Photos captured by D3x, 600VR on Lexar UDMA digital film