I had the afternoon off so I took the dogs out for a run. The sun has been melting the snow on the high ground and the switchgrass is popping back up nicely.
Other areas still have a few inches of snow and ice but I hope most of it melts this weekend. I was hoping to find some of the quail today but I didn't see any signs of them. The dogs worked the area that I last saw them without success. I did see an owl, 7 deer and a few dove in the area. After that it was time to head to the fields of switchgrass. I saw dozens of blue birds in the area which was nice to see.
I have a hard time getting pictures of these guys.
The dogs kept working the fields and they finally found something.
Nittany and Blitz held well and I was able to get some pictures.
I finished walking the fields and then it was time to go home. What a nice drive home:
The birds are looking good after the rough winter. I'll keep trying to find the quail but I don't have much hope in finding them. My best chance may be to hear them calling in another month or so.