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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Callipepla californica

I don't get a lot of pictures of quail. Not by choice, it is just that they are so darn fast and elusive. This is by no means a great shot but it is a picture taken in my yard early yesterday morning, obstructed by underbrush. We always have many of the California state birds hanging around. Love the whoosh sound of the bevy taking flight. No, you can't bring your shotgun over.

1 comment:

juliah said...

OhMyGoodness! I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this shot! I am in L O V E with quail. Wish so much that we had them on our property. I have very fond memories of growing up in the high desert of Yucca Valley and quail were everywhere. So dang cool to see a Mama with her babies in tow scurrying across a dirt road.