Monday, June 22, 2009

If not a partridge in a pear tree....

Please click to enlarge for a better view!
If not a partridge in a pear tree.....then how about a bob white on a hay bale?
I had not been out to the strip pits in a little while so decided to make a run through this evening late. As I have said before I am not seeing near the critters that I was seeing, but still managed a few captures. I took about a dozen of this bob white...they all were similar so I just chose these two to show.

I was almost through my first run when I was headed down the hill and happened to glance at this these bales of hay and almost didn't see him perched up there. I took several pictures from my Rav4, but then got out...the top picture is the first I took and the bottom one is a cropped version of the last one I took of him. And it is a male...notice the white stripe above the eye and I call it a white beard.

I think most of us know the standard bob white call...and I did do that and he was stretching and looking. But there is another call that I used to could do that would for sure bring them in close...my brother George was who taught it to me. I have never heard anyone else do it, and I have been searching the internet trying to find an audio of it, but the only one I can find is the standard bob-white one, but I did find where they have several different calls.

I do think they are a handsome little bird....and does anyone else remember the book, Robert, the Quail? I read that when I was a kid and don't really remember much about it, except that I really liked it. Anyway, seeing this fellow brought it to mind, and maybe next time I am at the library I will look for it.

10 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

What a funny rider. Is there a nest there or just going for a ride?

don said...

I'm glad you noticed the bob white on the bale. He makes a fine subject and looks quite at home on the hay. Nice one.

Jacob said...

I don't remember the book...but this is one cute photograph. A Bob White making hay while the sun shines!

Have a great day, Rose!

Deborah Godin said...

I like it, and as far as the Christmas song goes, it scans the same...!

Tom said...

It certainly is a nice looking bird...
Tom

Judy said...

What a great spy Rose...I can't recall ever seeing this bird before.

Barb said...

Another great picture Rose..you are very keen with your camera! Have a great week, enjoy Lorelei!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I haven't seen or heard a bobwhite in years. Hmmmm. I wonder why.

Mary said...

Love the Bob-White....how cute! I don't think I ever read that book.

fishing guy said...

Rose: Certainly a beauty.

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