Featured in The Birds June 15, 2011.

According to this article the Northern Bobwhite is endangered provincially and nationally.

How this darling came to be on my property is still unknown to me. I have been told by a local naturalist that she most likely escaped from a private breeder as there are no birds (to anybody’s knowledge) living wild in our area.

I have more investigating to do this weekend to see where she came from.

In the meantime, I hope she can stay safe and comfortable in the windmill garden she’s decided to hide out in. I have truly enjoyed her company this week. I’ve named her Bobby. I’d very much like to keep her :)
Photo taken on my property June 8, 2011 in Prince Edward County, Ontario using a Canon 7D and 100-400mm f4.5/5.6L IS lens. Manual Mode, RAW, 1/640, f5.6 @ 310mm.

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  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterover 3 years ago

    Its all puffed up! Great capture Renee!

  • Thank you very much Robin. As a bird lover I get rather giddy when something new comes my way :)

    – Renee Dawson

  • Lynda   McDonald
    Lynda McDonaldover 3 years ago

    beautiful little quail and I hope she makes it Dear !

  • I do too. Thanks Mom. xo

    – Renee Dawson

  • Veronica Schultz
    Veronica Schultzover 3 years ago

    She’s such a cutie! Nice shot!

  • Thank you Veronica.

    – Renee Dawson

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkover 3 years ago

    OOOO she is a looker…beautiful colors wonderful details!

  • Thank you Bevie :)

    – Renee Dawson

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    she’s such a little darling, Renee … now, get out that hammer and those nails and build her a pretty little house!!!!!! : ))

  • lol….so many other things ahead of that on the ‘to do list’ Lois ;)

    – Renee Dawson

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image featured in the group “The Birds”

  • Thank you very much Wayne!

    – Renee Dawson

    DIZZYHEIGHTSover 3 years ago

    Lovely shot Renee. Congratulations on the feature. Liz

  • Thank you very much Liz :)

    – Renee Dawson

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago

    How sweet . . . beautifully captured!!!

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