Overnight gales opened up the quail runs and I feared the worst at dawn when I saw the problem. Glee was sitting just outside and scuttled back in when I approached. Fliss was nearby and fortunately easy to catch. The other two hadn’t escaped. Whew! Secured now.

Chart showing maximum wind speed overnight of 71 kilometres per hour. Two halves of the quail palace, separated, with Glee nearby.Florence by the food bowl.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz