I used to hear them all the time about ten - fifteen years ago and it occurred to me that I hadn't heard them in at least that long. I miss that summer sound.Come to think of it, nope can't say I have. But I hear a crap load of whippoorwills, owls, woodpeckers, turkeys and a bunch I can't identify.
As an area gets more populated with people, and there is less farmland available for habitat, there are less quail. I live too far away from farmland out here in the hills so my area isn't an area that would be a good for them.I used to hear them all the time about ten - fifteen years ago and it occurred to me that I hadn't heard them in at least that long. I miss that summer sound.
I live in an house that's divided into four apartments surrounded by acres and acres of farmland and woods. I used to sit outside and see ground hogs, skunks and their offspring, and foxes. Actual herds of deer have gone across the property not ten feet from my front door. On one occasion a doe and two fawns were out under our apple tree for nearly an hour, just laying there in broad daylight. The guy who farms the land decided to fence it all in. I haven't seen any animals at all since he did that and whereas I understand - it sure has taken away some of the wonder of living here.Used to have a family of them where I lived in NY, going back to when I was a kid. Little chicks following momma for quite a few years. They eventually disappeared. I too miss them and their call.
Nah, there are a couple of them that get real protective of the feeders and that one got chased into a window. I heard the bang on the glass went out and it was on the deck. I picked it up, it climbed out on my thumb, and I called for the wife to come out. She saw it and went back in to grab her tablet. It sat on my thumb for about 10 minutes until it regained it's wits and flew off. Next day a bigger bang and I had two on the deck. Went out, picked them both up (one in each hand) and held them until they regained their wits. Wife wasn't home so no pics of the duo. EDIT: Oh, and then I found a dangly swirly thingamabob to hang on the window so they wouldn't run in to the glass.Whadjado? Put knockout drops in their drink so you could pick them up off the ground and impress us?
It worked. I'm impressed. Very cool indeed.
Mine haven't been back inn a few days. I think they were just scouts passing thru.