It has been years since I have seen a California Quail! And then only on the ground, scurrying across a road or pathway. I have never seen them in our neighborhood, let alone in my yard.
I woke Saturday to a quail sitting on my fence, and thankfully, he did not spook while I opened the shade of my “clean” window and grabbed my camera.
The morning was a bit bright and reflective in my yard, but I managed to nab a few photos before he walked along the fence. Then I spied his mate on the other fence under the shelter of some tree leaves. I may have to clean more than one window if I hope to get shots on that side. 🙂 By the way, anybody know the purpose of that do-hickey Elvis type forelock? besides looking very groovy, I wonder if it has a function.