Tuesday, 25 November 2014

For Rambler


Rambler left me a message asking what was the story behind the photo of "Red the miracle quail" on my sidebar
well its four years ago now but here is the link


Baby Red
Adult Red


21 comments:

  1. All I know is when I kept quail they had a death wish. Determined to bang their heads on anything they could.

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    1. Just read the story - sounds like yours hadn't got the same wish! Little trooper!

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  2. that's a wonderful story!

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  3. Great story to start my day.Thank You...

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  4. A great "it ain't over til it's over" story. Amazing little bird!

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  5. I am so glad you posted this again. Hope springs eternal and miracles happen all the time.

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  6. Good for Red. What a fighter.

    p,s, the white bird in the background next to the feeder is giving you an evil look. Jealousy

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  7. Sweet little birds.

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  8. In eat them, but have never kept them.

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  9. But then what happened to him?

    lizzy at gone to the beach

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  10. That one gave me the chills.

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  11. Aww .... I've never read that story before. How wonderful.

    I remember getting back from a break to the news from my Dad that we had two chicks hatched from under our Pekin Bantam hen, I asked what had happened to the others and he said ' I threw them in the compost bin when they didn't hatch on the same day'. I walked over to the compost bin with a heavy heart but unlike Red, the other two tiny chicks were dead in their shells, they had all died once they had been removed from the nest, I felt so guilty for not explaining to my parents that the eggs would hatch over the course of a couple of days and not all at once.

    Red sounds like a real little trouper. A little new life puts perspective into the world doesn't it.

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    1. i know game birds are more robst than hen chicks

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  12. You are the most efficient waif and stray collector I have ever heard of.

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  13. That story brought tears to my eyes. What a little survivor. And well done Albert!

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  14. What a lovely story. Have you still got him? Not read about him before as I only began to read you earlier this year I think…my favourite blogger you are! You never disappoint…except for the " Walking Dead" posts !! But I will excuse you for the occasional WD post. X

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    1. he and a few others were set free by a marauding badger
      i never was able to catch the escapees
      he was fully grown by then!

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  15. I have often wondered what the story was behind the photo.
    Now must go read.

    cheers, parsnip

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  16. I second Elephant's Child - Awww.

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  17. Awwww! Thank you so much for the original story behind the photo of Red the Miracle Quail. I'm so glad I asked (been meaning to ask for ages). He really was a miracle, wasn't he? I hope he managed to enjoy his natural lifespan after he got his freedom, though the sensible thing would have been to return to his foster Dad where food is supplied! Thank you John xx

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