03 May Life Lesson from a Quail | May 2016
Life Lesson from a Quail
Here is a Life Lesson from a Quail
I learned this while taking photos in Southeast Arizona.
Each morning the surrounding wilderness was filled with bird calls.
The most notable call came from Gambel’s Quail, which sounded like:
It reminded me of an exclamation of joyful surprise, as if someone had opened a fantastic gift.
So how does this apply to people?
First imagine that you’re a Gambel’s Quail.
Then say, “Wow!” as if you just discovered:
– You’re alive with today ahead of you.
– You have the opportunity to make the world better, even if it’s by sharing a smile.
– You’re an important and special part of the life that connects us all.
Often having what we want begins by acting as if we already have it.
That’s so because our expectations lead us to make choices that create the reality.
So begin with joy.
And then ride the lift it provides to make each day a masterpiece.
Note: See photos of both the California and Gambel’s Quail in Birds Up Close.
Gambel’s Quail live mostly in the Sonoran Desert near streams and waterholes. Since they eat seeds, leaves, and berries, they often forage on the ground. Like other quail, they travel mostly by running, but can fly very fast with rapid wing beats.
Help Birds Tip
Support organizations that work to protect birds. For example, you might join your local Audubon chapter.
You will find Gambel’s Quail around the Casa de San Pedro B&B.
Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.
Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation