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Gambels Quail

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This guy has been hangin' around the neighborhood for quite awhile. Obviously raised by someone because they are a desert southwest quail. A local wildlife biologist said it's the second confirmed spotting he's heard of. The other was in the Blackberry area, This one is right here in Grand Rapids.

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That sure is a plump looking one. A lot more food here, the are, like you said, From the southwest. Desert and mountains are were they live. They are a flock type of bird, ussually in groups of 50 or more. This spring I was golfing in Las Vegas and saw a whole brood of babies and hens, the chicks were no bigger than bumble bees. Cute as all heck. They are quite tasty too, maybe, just like the coyote, they have migrated here.

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They aren't initialed "GQ" for nothing. They are a nice looking bird. Going through GR on the way to Wabana 8/1. Is it near Highway 2 or 38? It would be neat to see it in person.

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Thats really neat. I was taking the kids to daycare once and a chukar was standing in the sitters driveway. I checked all around but nobody knew anything about a breeder. I saw it again a week later but that was it. Chukars are common at game farms but a Gambels thats pretty cool. If they are gonna migrate here maybe an elk will too and I never have to climb mountains to get one.

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