This morning on our walk, my neighbor Kathy gave us a rundown of her long weekend in Arizona. Among other things, she told us that a mother quail was nesting on Kathy's daughter's front porch. So cute! Except any time people had to use the porch (as people often do), the mother quail kinda freaked. Even if anyone peeked at her and the egglets through the drapes, she kinda freaked, too.
So THIS is why I am sending a memo to all you mother quails out there: if you want your privacy, STOP BUILDING NESTS ON FRONT PORCHES.