I am not sure if this is the same color or if it is a lighter version of the one seen here.... the one in the link has stopped blooming. And this is definitely lighter than the other one...it is not just the camera not taking it right.
But it is a Northern Bobwhite in a tree. It is my first time seeing one in a tree. This was out at the strip pit area. They were calling everywhere we went, but this was the only one we actually saw. He was at the edge of the road headed into the grass. I could not believe my luck when it flew up into the tree.
This guy was with his lady love, but unfortunately I could not capture her. And even if I could she was out in the plowed field and blended right in.
Another handsome bird.
This makes three or four times I have driven through and seen some. For several years we hardly ever drove through the strip pit area without at least seeing one or two. But the past 2 or 3 years, they have been few and far between.
These were taken this morning with my phone. I have wanted Alliums for a long time and finally got some last fall. Then, this spring we have had several pretty hard frosts, but still they have survived.
We passed this farm last week. In this photo I am driving east. The other day I was coming from the east...so did not realize till we got past the barn that the farm house was gone. There was a pile of rubble in its place. My heart just sank...I just so hate that it is gone.