Monday, 23 April 2012

New Kids on the Block

They are sold as Quail Blocks but I sometimes wonder why the quail don't register a complaint under the Trades Description Act. The Mourning Doves enjoy eating it

And it is unusual not to see the Antelope Squirrels grabbing a snack from it

The Thrasher chisels away at it with that fearsome beak

And the Round-tailed Ground Squirrel just can't get enough of it.

And the new kids on the block? Well that would be the Rabbits who have recently discovered this yummy delicacy!

Just occasionally the poor old Quails get to dine at the Quail Block, or should that be the Dove, Squirrel, Thrasher, Ground Squirrel, Rabbit, Quail Block?! What a good job the Quail are prepared to share.

Nature Notes hosted by Michelle at Rambling Woods.


Kathie Brown said...

I remember the first time I discovered a jack rabbit nibbling on my quail block in Tucson. what a surprise to see it! I sure do miss all those birds species! I am glad to see that you are enjoying them!

Rambling Woods said...

How cute is that!!! That block invited everybody in, but the rabbits are sooo cute..I wouldn't have thought they would like that. I was just thinking about you...Have a great week Celeste...Michelle

Libby Rodriguez said...

I never heard of a quail block! That is so great! The quail are beautiful! I like the rabbit on his hind legs too!

Celeste said...

Sorry that you are missing all the Arizona wildlife Kathie. It does sound as though you are seeing all kinds of wonderful new species in the Northeast though :)

Celeste said...

Hi Michelle, I think that animals in the desert will take whatever food they can find, it makes a change from nibbling on cacti I am sure! Have a great week :)

Celeste said...

Thanks Libby. I suspect that Quail Blocks are fairly unique to the Southwest :)

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