Scaled Quail

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Dbltfarmer
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As you know, Texas and much of the SW US have faced and ongoing drought.  This summer was really bad in most of the Texas panhandle.  However,  my small part of the world has gotten a little more rain in May and late August .  These rains helped many of us to raise a cotton crop which also helped the much of the wildlife.  Mule Deer, quail, jackrabbits and other critters did well in the fields and the areas surrounding them.  Below are all photos that were taken in and around cotton fields on the South Plains in the Panhandle of Texas.

Our annual rainfall is around 15 inches per year and this year most of the area is half of that amount or less.  In my small area we have received about 8 inches since September of 2021.

This Scaled Quail sits on a fence post between a cotton field and a pasture on yellowhouse canyon.

These Mule Deer run across a cottonfield.  They are late with their velvet and thin from the summer.

A hummingbird flies over a cotton field going from bloom to bloom

A black tailed jack rabbit rests in a grassy area near my barn

A covey of scaled quail

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CarlosU Senior Member • Posts: 1,220
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lovely series, TFS

Morris0
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The first two and the rabbit are my picks.  A good part of the world is experiencing drought.  Very unusual.

Morris

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Mikel10
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Beautiful series. Thanks for sharing.

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Best,
Mike

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Red Barchetta
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Very nice set.

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