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Post by lucky1 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:17 pm

I think they're trying to tell me the plant in the pot is dead. :lol: :lol:

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Post by hardyjim » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:10 pm

Conversation before eggs were laid-


She never comes around here-blast a few out and lets go make more.
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Post by lucky1 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:53 pm

:lol: :lol:

Funny ... but true.

Now there's 3 eggs.

Still looking for the bacon :lol:
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Post by DesertZone » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:36 pm

That is neat, I love quail. :D
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Post by lucky1 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:39 am

Sure sign I'm neglecting the potted stuff... :lol:

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No wonder the dog's going crazy...

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Post by TimMAz6 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:13 pm

nice find Barb!..........let us know when you have chicks. :D
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Post by lucky1 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:22 pm

ha ha, Tim, we're up to 4 eggs today (the sneaky bugger lays them at night).

Hope they don't end up laying 15 or so...or this'll be a long post. :lol: :lol:

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Post by lucky1 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:06 pm

Ha ha, this could get to be a long post:

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I haven't the heart to dump them out, but what the heck to do ???

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Post by lucky1 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:30 pm

OK, OK, I know you're all anticipating updates :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Remember this may be a long post? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thank goodness it's not in my 5-foot tall cactus...it needs water too.

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Post by bananieru » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:57 pm

I love this thread. Do you have a picture with the parents?

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Post by lucky1 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:32 am

Nope, I'm just not fast enough with my camera.
Walk around the corner and ... poof ... they scatter in two directions.

But looking at the size of those eggs, and the size of the female, I feel really sorry for her.
Grunt, grunt. :lol: :lol:
And the male is just lookin' pretty.
Ahem... :lol:

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Post by lucky1 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:56 am

The little gal is still busy:

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Told you it would be a long post... :lol:
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Post by lucky1 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:12 pm

Second row... :lol:

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Post by lucky1 » Wed May 01, 2013 6:55 pm

Missed a day somewhere.
We're up to a dozen. :D

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Post by TimMAz6 » Wed May 01, 2013 7:06 pm

Hi Barb,

all I can say is OMG.......that poor bird who is laying all those eggs. :lol:

Keep us updated......very interesting. 8)
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Post by lucky1 » Thu May 02, 2013 8:25 am

Thanks Tim, yup, that's a lot of grunting... :lol:
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Post by bananieru » Thu May 02, 2013 9:12 am

soon you have to open a kindergarten

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Post by CTPalm » Thu May 02, 2013 1:31 pm

lucky1 wrote:Missed a day somewhere.
We're up to a dozen. :D

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All you need now is some bacon!

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Post by lucky1 » Thu May 02, 2013 3:10 pm

I already beat you to the bacon comment, Paul :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by bananieru » Sun May 26, 2013 5:07 pm

Any news here?
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Post by lucky1 » Sun May 26, 2013 5:29 pm

Nope, she's still sitting on 'em.

And just yesterday, I dragged my recovering Chinese Fan Palm to a new spot on the patio, grouped with a couple of Sago Palms.
Watered them heavily as they'd been really dry under a roof.
Removing some "weeds" from the fan palm, I found yet another clutch of Quail eggs, now totally flooded with water. :evil:

The place is becoming a zoo...deer all over the place at dusk, chipmunks driving the dog crazy, a Robin's nest in a shrub just beside the water tap (I almost had a heart attack! :? ), 8 hummingbirds zipping past the patio chairs, osprey and blue heron eating the goldfish in the pond... :cry: oh, and a marmot or gopher living in the barn, also driving the dog insane. :roll: :roll:

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Post by TimMAz6 » Sun May 26, 2013 7:14 pm

you'll have to charge admission to your zoo Barb! :D

My outside goldfish had babies last year......many of the babies are alive but all 4 of the adults are gone......with no bodies.......I wonder what is eating them? Some of the offspring are brown in color.......I'm sure those will last the longest. :wink:
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Post by lucky1 » Mon May 27, 2013 2:24 pm

Yup, Tim, it's sad when something's eating the goldfish, even though they've had babies.
Maybe a raccoon in your case?

Or neighbor's cat?

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Post by lucky1 » Wed May 29, 2013 12:52 pm

DRUMROLL, TA DA !!!!!

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3 heading off with Dad:
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No, they're not stuck in the asphalt repair: :lol:
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Whew!
Grandma Quail signing off.
This has been exhausting :lol: :lol:

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Post by DesertZone » Wed May 29, 2013 5:32 pm

Those are so cute! Maybe you should offer them water to drink instead of tar. :roll: j/k
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Post by lucky1 » Wed May 29, 2013 7:25 pm

With all the rain we're having/had, they can just lick it off plant leaves.

Aaron, have you had these huge rainstorms too?
Weatherman said they're approaching BC from the southeast, and "curling around to the west".

Enough rain here.

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Post by DesertZone » Wed May 29, 2013 9:03 pm

lucky1 wrote:Aaron, have you had these huge rainstorms too?
Weatherman said they're approaching BC from the southeast, and "curling around to the west".

Enough rain here.

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We got a bit of rain, some but not a lot. I think about 1/8inch last night, it did rain in Boise today when I was there in the morning. Maybe it will hit us in a couple of days. :D
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Post by hardyjim » Thu May 30, 2013 8:15 am

Hey Barb


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Post by lucky1 » Thu May 30, 2013 10:11 am

Maybe it will hit us in a couple of days
Apparently weather off the Pacific is drying out, with considerable improvement on the way.
So the wet may be gone.
I'm looking forward to some warmer weather.
The weeds are sure growing :x :lol:
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Waiting for the winter damage to grow out :lol:

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Post by TimMAz6 » Thu May 30, 2013 8:01 pm

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Post by lucky1 » Fri May 31, 2013 9:05 am

Thanks Tim!

No more babysitting the eggs from predators...I'm able to get on with my life :D

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Post by DesertZone » Fri May 31, 2013 12:00 pm

lucky1 wrote:I'm looking forward to some warmer weather.
The weeds are sure growing :x :lol:


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The weeds dont seem to mind the cooler weather, they suck. :lol:

So windy here, I have not been out pulling them like I should. :x
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Post by lucky1 » Fri May 31, 2013 12:08 pm

So windy here, I have not been out pulling them like I should
Our storms have finally backed off, but may return if you're getting lots of wind. :shock:
Pulling weeds can wait.
Until we don't have to bend down to pull them. :lol:

Is the desert blooming around you now Aaron?
Look forward to some pics when that happens.

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Post by bananieru » Fri May 31, 2013 12:10 pm

No more babysitting the eggs from predators...I'm able to get on with my life
The fun just starts, now you have to babysit real chicks. When is 2 years in quail years?
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Post by lucky1 » Fri May 31, 2013 12:59 pm

ha ha, Tavi, nope!

They're on their own...I'm outta there!

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Post by hazimali » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:11 am

haha that is true
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