Hiding bobwhite (Northern Bobwhite - Colinus virginianus)
Until last Thursday, I hadn't heard or seen a bobwhite in years. Bobwhites are endangered in Ontario due to loss of suitable habitat and cold winters. Ontario bird books claim bobwhites are now found only in extreme southwestern parts of the province.
So imagine how happy I was when my husband and I saw a male and female on the edge of a field in south-central Ontario. I tried to sneak up on them to get a good photo - and then they disappeared into the brush. Hmmmm.
Meanwhile, my husband stayed behind, hiding behind a trash container. Imagine his surprise when he looked down to see who else was hiding!
Yep, a male bobwhite, crouched down and very still. My husband beckoned me back.
The bobwhite was so still I wasn't sure it was alive. Then it blinked.
I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE