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Transición 5–Escúchame

Transición 5–Escúchame

Wherever I looked it was there,  I want to see the animal as him/herself. blocking the path Mexico is so far away; other things happen. You settle into life and then it is as if things were dreams. It is easier not to pay attention; unfortunately, not paying attention eats away at you. there’s night blooms/It’s not too late As I said, sort of, sometimes I feel as if I don’t fit. Sometimes this project … Continue reading

Transición 4: Heridas

Transición 4: Heridas

I cannot…by logical deduction, prove that a thicket, without the potential roar of a quail covey, is only a thorny place some kind of grief has made him insane Since returning to Seattle, I haven’t yet had time to sit down with the recordings I made of elegant quail (and, I admit, of Sinaloan crows, of whose sweet calls and chatter I am particularly fond).   The recordings are the primary data, apart from the … Continue reading

Transición 3: Comunidad

Transición 3: Comunidad

1. Like humans, the elegant quail,  in fact all of the Callipepla, are social creatures. While there are times when they are alone (running along the road, or calling from high up) for the most part, they are with others. During the summer monsoon they are in pairs (occasionally I did see a female with two males. Sometimes the males were aggressive to each other; sometimes they weren’t). In the fall, winter and spring, they are … Continue reading