Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Quail Egg, Roses, and Delphinium

'Quail Egg, Roses, and Delphinium' . 11" x 14" . oil on linen panel  framed
© 2014 kay eneim

I found a little quail egg… it was just sitting out on the open ground.

Quail usually make a bed in a well-protected, hidden area of moist dirt. They lay one egg each day until there are no more. (Yet they all hatch within about 10 minutes of each other!)

I'm guessing something scared the wits out of the mother hen before she could make it to her nesting bed.
That exposed little egg was bound for the dinner table of a hawk, rat, or snake.

I was happy to find it first.

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