A quail! A lot of quails!! Seeing these lovely wild creatures in my backyard is amazing!
The California Quail is a round soccer ball of a bird with a gray breast, intricately scaled underparts, and a curious, forward-drooping head plume. They are plump, short-necked game birds with a small head and bill. Both sexes have a comma-shaped topknot of feathers projecting forward from the forehead, longer in males than females.
Often seen scratching at the ground in large groups or dashing forward on blurred legs, I was never able to capture them on film with a good photo shot. Today is different because there are quite a bit of spill of seeds on the ground from our newly refilled bird feeder. The birds are simply ignoring my camera clicking at them nonstop …
Lucky quails or luck me?!:-)