So the quail were having a great time pecking at the seed.
Then our squirrel arrived on the scene. In the photo below, he's getting ready to spring up at them, and the quail both quickly jumped out of his way before any contact was made.
Then they settled down and seemed to be eating the seed side by side, and everything was okay.
Then suddenly the female came too close, and the squirrel went into attack mode. It looked like he went flying up and hit her. The bird flapped and jumped - you can't even see her in the photo below, except some feathers. I don't know if she's covered in the dust, or under the spread feathers. The male bird fluffed up and spread his tail feathers.
It was over in a second, no one was hurt, and then they ate side by side again.
This little squirrel is so entertaining. He always seems to be into something, or doing something funny. When I see him, I get the camera ready, because something's going to happen.
Last night I was just lowering my blinds, when I looked out and saw the bonfire. I couldn't miss the first fire of the season, so I bundled up, put Katie's coat on, and we walked over to join the group.
Yesterday was a good day in Quartzsite!
From me and Katie, have a great Tuesday, everyone! : )