Brown Quail

Coturnix ypsilophora.

This one is a new species for me in this area. Discovered by accident as I turned around and there they were, but they saw me and disappeared. I sat on a rock for 5 mins, very still and very quiet before I heard rustling in the bushes and then out emerged the quails (a pair).

Location: Dairyfarm Lane, Cedar Creek, Queensland, Australia.

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View all photos taken: Thursday, 9th October 2008, This photo: 3:02pm

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  • adewf_416 said:
    You Have Beautiful Photos join me in :
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice Dave! I see your back to what you love.... birds and nature... still waiting to buy that book mate!
  • accesser said:
    Nice I like the light its very nice, Cool link that shows where you took it I live up from there near Daybro / Ocean View
  • David de Groot said:
    Might be a while Kane :P
    Ah, I live just a short walk up the road from where I took it :)
    Cloudy days seem to be the ticket for birding at this time of year, as when the sun's out they hide (due to the heat), the other advantage is nice even lighting from the clouds (like a giant softbox in the sky).
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    It has a beautiful feather pattern. It's like the design made on top of a frothy coffee, or in the icing of a cake. Wish such interesting subjects turned up when I waited around for 5 mins!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yes, they're pretty little birds :) Somewhat larger than I was expecting (for a quail) but I think that's because I'm more familiar with Button-Quails, which are almost half the size of this one.
  • looby88 said:
    very fancy , Latin names to boot !! This is where I think this lens is excellent
  • David de Groot said:
    You're right Helen, although it'd be nicer if it were faster :)
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Might there be some Quail eggs nearby for breakfast? ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Eggs ? We're almost swimming in the darned things. We chook-sat the neighbours chooks for a couple of weeks (they have three) so we had a total of six laying hens here and we're not huge egg eaters.
  • looby88 said:
    mmmm eggs, leek frittata, however its spelt, any kind of fritata ( that spellings not right either ) reminds me, you never got your traybake recipe....
    good old egg and chips, egg and bacon sandwich, oh yes !! egg custard, you could always pickle them, now whoever thought that one up- urgh pickled eggs !
  • leadegroot said:
    @Helen - we'd happily be big egg eaters, but smallest boy has decided he doesn't like eggs. He who used to beg for boiled eggs. *sigh*
    Ah, well, he'll grow out of it (if I let him live that long!)
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !! smallest boy can go hungry then !! Oh the joys of parenthood !
  • David de Groot said:
    You left out Pavlova! And Eggs Benedict, Scotch Eggs, omelettes, hollandaise sauce, cakes!
  • looby88 said:
    I did indeed, that traybake uses 4 eggs !! Its actually on flickr now too, for friends and family
    well then scrambled, poached,as well must be others !! Egg fried rice- there that will use a few up too !!
  • David de Groot said:
    So I noticed :)
    And if you're going to include egg fried rice, we'll have to include the pizza I made tonight, which had tomato paste + bbq sauce, roast pork, bacon, olives, pineapple and fried eggs, topped with cracked pepper and cheese.
  • looby88 said:
    Lol !! Oh boy that is some pizza !!!