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Friday, September 27, 2013

Young Montezuma Quail

While banding in the Davis Mountains today we saw a covey of Montezuma Quail. I never pass up a chance to photograph them. Here's the most cooperative of the bunch. He's not a full adult yet, although he appears to think he is.

Later, back at the oasis, I came across a dragonfly that I had seen briefly a few days ago, but didn't get satisfactory photos of. It's a new species for the oasis, even though it's fairly common throughout Texas. Unless someone corrects the identification, Swift Setwing it is.

I'm especially tired tonight, so hope to go to bed now and be able to accomplish more tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Cocky...until a roadrunner or bobcat go by!

    I saw my only Montezuma Quail camping at the Davis Mtns State Park (?) in 2006...very cool, to someone who only knows Gambel's and Scaled...