Adult with 3 chicks.
On my way into the park. He was puffed up sitting on the road and dashed under the bushes when I started driving again. Again, couldn't photograph.
With two of her very well camouflaged chicks.
These chicks are part of a covey (of about 12 adults) which roam our suburban neighborhood. Our quiet 46-acre community is fenced, so the quail have persisted here since the early 70's.
We have a resident covey of about a dozen quail who stop by often to feed & have their dirt baths.
The California Quail (Callipepla californica), also known as the California Valley Quail or Valley Quail, is a small ground-dwelling bird in the New World quail family. It is the state bird of California.