Whilst I was working with my photos on the computer I noticed a few quail fly across and one misjudged its flight and banged into the mesh fence around the pool garden. It dropped to the ground a little bit stunned so grabbed the camera and set off to see if it was OK and also get a photo. No need to worry, it was off under the fence and heading for the other side of the garden before I got near. Seeing where it dropped into the shrubs I managed to get in position without being spotted, then noticed the other two quail were on the other side of the fence. There was some calling going on between them and the problem of how to get together seemed to be the main topic, as they moved along the fence looking for a gap they could get under. I figured they would work it out, so I managed to get a photo without disturbing them and left it to them to solve the problem.
|Brown Quail Synoicus australis|