Bird here is environmentally-friendly and into recycling. It took a decaying tree and made a house out of it. Upon further inspection, there were bits of string hanging out of the hole as well so I can only imagine the goldmine of things for padding that had been accumulated inside. Good thing birds don't have fire marshals - there's no way insulation of fluff, string and assorted bits of potentially hazardous flammable materials would pass any fire code.
I turned the focus beep off on my camera but the clunk of the shutter didn't make it any more comfortable for Duck or myself, being in such close proximity to one another. I had visions of getting attacked by a duck for getting too close - we've all seen versions of those home movies. When it got up and hissed I decided to take my leave.
The famed winery Quails' Gate in West Kelowna is aptly named after these birds. Quails have been caught red-handed in West Kelowna eating fresh greens in peoples' gardens without an invitation. They are rarely seen in flight and generally run or flee as their method of moving about. They're like fugitive birds on the lam, most likely from angry gardeners.