Quail diary

Quail for eggs — life in a London garden

Quail diary – 109. Egging on

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Cress sprouting

Cress sprouting – spring springing

A year has passed. The quail house is still empty. After a hard winter, the garden is frozen – a half-finished greenhouse now huddled under tarpaulin on what the wet summer has left of the lawn. But in the kitchen, in the warmth, cress is sprouting. The TV news may still be wall-to-wall snow drifts, but the vernal equinox has been passed. Beyond the french windows, a blue tit, two blackbirds, three wood pigeons and a jay are squabbling over a fatball. The fox has reappeared. Easter is only days away.

Spring is springing. The quail are calling.



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  1. So, is this a new beginning? Will we see more quail bouncing around their house, gavotting with the mice? Do hope so!


    March 26, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    • Dear Alison, lovely to hear from you! And so quick… Gavotting quail, eh? I am SO tempted. There’s a pile of old bed slats up the side of the house just begging to be turned into quail-type home improvements. Watch this space.

      pottingshedder aka Jay Sivell

      March 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      • Ooh, quail condos. I can’t wait! [But I’d also be happy reading any of your blog posts about nature in general – you write so well.]


        March 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      • Aw, thank you…

        Sent from my iPad

        pottingshedder aka Jay Sivell

        March 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm

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