California Quail

Though we supposedly have California Quail in the Puget Sound area, I’ve only seen them once or twice and even then I just caught a glimpse of them so I was thrilled when we ran into two different flocks at Spring Lake in Santa Rosa. I was on the lookout for them because I’d seen them in nearly the same area a few times before.

However, I’ve never managed to get this good of shots before. There were several female quail and both Lael

and I got some nice shots of them.

Both the female and the male have striking plumage, but the male’s plumage seems a little more dramatic.

Although I decided later I should probably have taken a camera to San Francisco when we went there the next day, I didn’t, so these were the last shots taken on a great family vacation to Redwoods, Santa Rosa, and San Francisco.

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