Mostly images of birds found in our region of Northampton County, NC.
(Image above is Potecasi Creek at Burnt Bridges)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Northern Bobwhite

The Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus, is more often heard than seen.  This pair showed up one day behind our grapevine and I was able to get a few shots of them.  I think they were looking for a nesting place.  The next day, we just saw the male by himself acting lost.  I looked around near the grapevine and found the remains of the female.  I think it was killed by a hawk.  Sad story.

1 comment:

  1. Neat photos.

    My favorite bird--for viewing (and whistling to), and--dare I say, eating.

    I am managing my land as best I can for their benefit (but my small lot is woefully short of the recommended minimum of 2500 acres). In former times, we had abundant quail, but the removal of fences and the ubiquitous use of herbicides has decimated the populations.