Not only the local covey of Quail but Nutmeg Mannikins, Juncos, White-crowned Sparrows, and House Finches. They couldn't wait for me to leave so they came anyway - not more than 2 feet from me.
Some kind of a rare, native tarweed, but I have no idea what genus.
Santa Barbara County, California, US
observed by Bruce Lindsay
Fishermen's catch from Santa Rosa Island.