14 May

Bongo in front of the bush with berriesThere are a lot of quail living on my trails, but I don’t see them all that often.

Most of the time they’re hiding in the bushes.

If I didn’t smell them I wouldn’t even know they were there, except that they give themselves away.

When my person and I come anywhere near where they’re hiding they scurry off.

If they’d stayed where they were we’d never see them, but we usually get a glimpse of them before they’ve hidden themselves in some more bushes.




But this time of year there are some lonely male quails who hang out in plain sight and make lots of noise so everybody knows they’re there.

Quail on a fence with pink flowers nearby

This fence is near the beginning of my trails, before the houses end and the wild things begin.

I guess that quail thought it was a good place to look for a girlfriend.

Quail on fence

Posing will get you everywhere.

Believe me, I know.

I hope those girls come by and notice soon.

If that guy finds a girlfriend maybe things will quiet down on my trails.

Quail in a tree

Hey, wait a minute!

That quail decided I was right about my trails being too noisy…

So he moved into the tree in my front yard?

No Mr. Quail, that’s not what I meant.

Does anybody have any earplugs?


Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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24 responses to “Loudmouth

  1. Two French Bulldogs

    May 14, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I love their tiaras
    Lily & Edward

    • Bongo

      May 14, 2014 at 11:46 am

      Lily & Edward, those quail are pretty unique and cool looking.

  2. Kimberly M. Ringer

    May 14, 2014 at 11:39 am


    /hands Bongo some ear plugs

    • Bongo

      May 14, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Thanks Wall-E. You’re the best.

  3. misswhiplash

    May 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    What sort of noise do they make.? I think that they must be very stupid birds to sit on a branch of a tree in your garden when there are two cats living there. Maybe he thinjs that you like him and will protect him until he finds a mate,. He is a very fine looking fellow..if I was a lady quail I might give him a whirl!

    • Bongo

      May 14, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      Patrecia, quail make all kinds of sounds, but when those boy quails are looking for a mate it’s a loud crying kind of sound. But I think that bird knows he doesn’t have to worry about my cats because my person won’t let them go outside. There are a couple neighbor cats who come by, but if I see them I’ll chase them away – just for the fun of it.

      • misswhiplash

        May 15, 2014 at 10:10 am

        Thats good that you take care of them

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    May 14, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Those quail birds are pretty colorful. Plus they look a little like unicorns! Noisy unicorns…

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      May 14, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      Cupcake, noisy unicorns for sure. The females aren’t as colorful, but they’re still pretty.

  5. marina kanavaki

    May 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Mr. Quail got the wrong message! Now you have to go looking for a girlfriend for him… clever guy! 😉

    • Bongo

      May 14, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      Marina, I’m not sure if that quail would be interested in any of my girlfriends. Besides, I’m not sure I’d want to share.

      • marina kanavaki

        May 15, 2014 at 2:43 pm

        well, I meant his kind of girlfriends – a female quail! 😉 I know your girlfriends would never leave you for the world! 🙂

      • marina kanavaki

        May 15, 2014 at 2:44 pm

        …or share!

  6. philosophermouseofthehedge

    May 14, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Beautiful bird…let’s hope the guy gets a gal and they move somewhere (meanwhile guard your water bowl?)

    • Bongo

      May 14, 2014 at 11:30 pm

      Karen, if that guy gets a girl he’ll shut up. Most of the quail around here live on my trails, but they do hang around the neighborhood too this time of year.

  7. fredrieka

    May 15, 2014 at 3:41 am

    They are quite and fast you have to be slow and sneaky all the things I am not

    • Bongo

      May 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      Fredrieka, they run from bush to bush around here and get under places that I might get stuck.

      • fredrieka

        May 15, 2014 at 2:03 pm

        tricky critters

  8. eripanwkevin

    May 15, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Bongo, you have lots of girlfriends, so you can teach the male quail how to find gorgeous girlfriend!!! Then he might stop making the noise! 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 15, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Kevin, I wonder if girlfriend quails like the same things that girlfriend dogs do.

  9. kolytyi

    May 17, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I hope their love songs are not ear-splitting when they already have found each other but they know also lyrical melodies!

    • Bongo

      May 17, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Kolytyi, the quail make all kinds of sounds and after they find each other they quiet down.

  10. colliesofthemeadow

    May 27, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    what a cool bird. We know what you mean about loud. We have one pet bird left here and he is so loud!!!! Ginger is trying to open the cage so Tigger can have a feast…

    • Bongo

      May 27, 2014 at 11:17 pm

      Collies, I can’t believe you have to put up with a loudmouth bird right in your house. I guess I shouldn’t complain. But at least cats are good for something.


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