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Let's get out of here! | by aaardvaark
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Let's get out of here!

Two Brown Quail expedite their withdrawal from the would-be photographer's precinct. Found at the Fyshwick Sewerage Ponds around sunset on Monday. The small story ... I was walking with an experienced bird person who had just introduced me to some interesting ducks that inhabit the ponds. I was thinking ducks and waterbirds as we walked back to the car, but in a flash of random prescience asked Experienced Birder if he had ever managed to see a quail hiding on the ground before it flushed (and scattered into the distance). At the exact moment the question was finished, two quail flushed at our feet and disappeared into the sun. We then found four more that refused to fly and tried to get some photos as they ducked for cover.

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Taken on August 30, 2006