This lone California Quail perched on a fence post near Winter Ridge and called loudly. Listen to the distinctive Chi-ca-go call of the California quail.
All About Birds describes this bird as “a handsome, round soccer ball of a bird with a rich gray breast, intricately scaled underparts, and a curious, forward-drooping head plume.” A great description of this bird!
I’m lucky that they are common where I live and sometimes even show up in my garden.
Granny Shot It – BOTD
2 thoughts on “California Quail near Winter Ridge: BOTD”
How lovely to have visitors like these to your home! And for you to capture it to share with us!
Thanks! They are a special kind of bird.