Lu Anne: I heard this sweet guy singing this morning and found him in our backyard. A little sun beam on a very cloudy, wet day. Many thanks to all the folks working on the bobwhite restoration project at the Connemara.
Actually he did have a lady friend. She flew away as soon I opened my back door. He let me get within 10 feet of him and stayed around for quite awhile. I’m glad she seems to have some wild instincts…hoping next season’s chicks take after their mom!
Bob: We do too. Our plans are to purchase “wild strain” eggs next year, which means that at least one parent is “wild”. Lots of opinions about loss of DNA from domestic/pen raised BW’s, my vote is to go with seems logical, the more wild the better. We hope to work with a couple of breeders and after a few generations, have chicks we can release that approach 75% “wild”. If you get another chance, try to get a video to capture the “call’.
Well, as an added bonus listen in to this bird whisperer on You Tube by Texas Wildlife Association. You will enjoy: