This morning a family of quail came into the back yard to visit. The blanket of snow on the open prairie just beyond our back fence surely made their foraging seem easier under the bird feeders hanging in the yard.
We never see just one. They are the most social of wild birds, marching around the yard like a squad of little soldiers in single file.
Among my best-selling enamel pieces are birds, butterflies, and even a little pig pendant. I must try to capture the distinctive shape and colors of these quail with their cotton-top crowns.