Date: 12/23/17 3:23 pm From: Jay Miller <arizonajay23...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Miller House of Mesa - Ruddy Ground-Dove continues, 12-23.
The little Ruddy Ground-Dove has been very popular, day 34 now.
Just a few minutes ago I was treated to some great interaction. There were a few Gamble's Quail under the feeder and a couple of the females had tempers going after being chased off a few times. The Ruddy escaped once and I got a couple high speed shots trying to freeze wings and tail. Then two quail attacked a group of doves. One caught the Ruddy in air, seized it by the tail, brought it to the ground and held on for a ways before releasing the dove apparently unharmed, tail still together! Hope he learned something! Those Quail are amazingly fast. My photos were great..... for me.