Monday, July 14, 2008


We finally got a good rain in South Texas. Between July 5th and 8th, we received over 6 inches at our headquarters. This is our first significant rain since last September.  It came at a great time for the quail. Not only does it help the young birds we have on the ground, it will kick off another hatch. 

We have now observed young quail of two different ages. Some coveys appeared to have birds that are 5 to 6 weeks old. Others have birds that are only 2 weeks old.

 Although it has been very dry, we have a lot of breeding stock from last year. I think we are going to have a good season, particularly if we can get a little more rain this summer. I am starting to get excited about the season. Hope to see you in Hebbronville.

1 comment:

  1. Nice writing, nice shots. Your Fitzgerald biographer post is lovely. You tasted extraordinary serendipity.