Quail are among my favorite birds. I love their calls and that silly top knot feather they carry on their heads . I have quite a few visiting my yard this winter. They can’t get into my feeder but they wait patiently for the smaller birds to knock seeds down to them. From my tent blind I was able to take some decent photos of them yesterday.
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Great photos of the Gambel’s Quail, Alison. I am jealous. I wish we had them around here in San Angelo. I have to travel about 300 mile farther west to see them. But worth the trip. 🙂
Quail are wonderful birds. I wish you had them as well Bob. A small correction I hope you don’t mind… these are California Quail. We are too far north for Gambel’s here though I know they look very similar. Thanks for visiting and happy New Year!
Your pictures are always extraordinary!
We used to have quail here in Virginia, but most of their grassland habitat is gone. They require very large areas of high grass, which has gotten scarce. We called them “bob whites” when I was little because that was what their call sounded like. I miss them.
What cute photos. I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen a quail in person before. Are they common where you lvie? Also, you seem to have a lot of photos of birds … do you bird watch? It kind of reminds me of “The Big Year” … with Steve Martin. 🙂
Hi Emily, thanks for visiting and commenting. Yes we have plenty of California Quai here. They are cute with that little feather bobbing in front of their faces aren’t they? Yes I have always been interested in Birds and Nature in general. I have not seen that film but have heard it is funny. I should check it out.
Just my kind of birds. The are so adorable. I call those head gear “bobs” And the call, it’s so distinct I laugh with them when I hear the call of the quail. Lovely. Are these California quails?
I agree their calls are wonderful. I call their head gear “top knots” but I like “bobs” too. Yes, these are California quail. One of my favorite birds. 🙂
SOOO lovely!! Bravo~
Thanks Cindy! 🙂
Many years ago I rescued a quail and raised it. I don’t think I’ve ever been fonder of any other pet. They are truly remarkable birds and they will forever be etched into my soul. Thanks for posting.
You are welcome!
We had bird feeders in front of the house, lots of quails were coming almost every day, one day the whole family came, male bird was pushing other birds with a chest and behind were walking female and little birdies in line, about 6-7 small quails)