We decided a bird feeder was in order because our kitties were getting a bit complacent. Too much snoozing and sunning. In this part of Arizona, you don't dare allow your kitties to go outside, else they would soon become victims to an owl or coyote. But we needed to help bring them back to their cat-ness.
We realized their favorite window looked right at a great tree just inches from the window - the perfect spot for a bird feeder! We've met many varieties of feathered friends over the past several weeks but our all-time favorites are the gambol quail. I am not a bird person by nature but you can't help but fall in love with these oddly shaped birds with their jaunty plumes, who always travel with their families. I think the babies in the photo below must just be a couple weeks old. I loved this little fellow circled in the foreground, nestled up against mama flapping his wings.
We enjoy these guys so much we even added this yard art outside our front door.
I think it's a toss-up on who enjoys the bird feeder more -- us or the kitties. And for now, we'll say good-bye to this little gambol family as they head off on another excursion.
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