It isn’t very noticeable, but you can feel a little bit of Fall in the air. There is a crispness in the morning and the shadows are getting longer. With the small change, the quail have returned! I have missed them while they were gone and am happy to welcome them back. I love listening to them talk to each other and call out their warnings.
I woke up to this guy chattering away. I grabbed my camera and headed out to see how close I could get. I didn’t have high hopes because they are very wary and oh so quick.
Luck was on my side! He would duck down behind the rock and I would quietly sneak up.
At this point I thought I was busted, but he stayed!
He had a little friend in the pile of rocks and they finally flew off together.
Along with the quail, we had a little shore bird visiting what is left of the pond.
It was digging and scooping little morsels out of the mud.
I am sad to see the days getting shorter, but the lighting has been absolutely lovely in the evenings.