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California Quail

California Quail

This little quail was on the trail sitting on a branch as we were walking by on the way to the farm.  He was sitting in a very picturesque spot until I brought the camera out, and then he started scooting down.  I managed to get a couple shots before he went into the underbrush.  I didn’t realize just how colorful a quail is.


17 responses

  1. He’s FANTASTIC! (Yes, it’s a boy. 🙂 ) Such beautiful feathers and coloring. Nice catch!

    May 19, 2010 at 1:49 pm

  2. I was wondering how many seconds it would be after I posted it before you found it, Tracy. 😉 Thanks! He was pretty chatty too.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    • Ha! How’d I do? I actually would have been quicker but I was in the middle of something when the e-mail of this posting came in. 😉

      May 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      • Actually, it was way longer than it felt. 21 minutes. It felt like 2. 🙂

        May 19, 2010 at 5:39 pm

  3. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a quail before… other than on cooking shows, but well… they look a little different there 😉
    Pretty bird!

    May 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    • Now you know what they look like with their feathers on! The question now is, are they better looking on or off the plate. 😉

      May 19, 2010 at 5:40 pm

  4. absurdoldbird

    Lovely photo. What a pretty bird.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    • Thank you, Val and thanks for stopping by for a visit!

      May 19, 2010 at 5:41 pm

  5. Really nice capture, Sean. Is his name Dan, by chance?

    May 19, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    • lol, no, I think this quail could spell. 🙂

      May 20, 2010 at 9:10 am

  6. That is a great photograph of a quail, so cute:)

    May 19, 2010 at 6:44 pm

  7. Hello Sean. Very nice quail you’ve got there. Very unfortunate there’s a bit of clutter on the background. But it can’t be helped when it comes to wildlife shots. They don’t stay around long enough for you to recompose. Haha 🙂

    May 20, 2010 at 8:31 am

    • I’m with ya Vincent, but every time I moved, he moved. Too bad I’m not more charming. 🙂

      May 20, 2010 at 9:11 am

  8. Fantastic! What a great shot! Beautiful colors as well.

    May 22, 2010 at 8:56 am

    • Thank you very much, Starla. Thanks for stopping by!

      May 22, 2010 at 10:36 am

  9. aswirly

    Awwww what a beautiful shot! I LOVE these quail. I used to work in an aviary and I had a little quail friend named Anthony 🙂

    May 22, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    • Anthony, not something I would have ever attributed to a quail myself, but I like it! 🙂

      May 22, 2010 at 9:56 pm

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