Birds seen minutes prior to photo in area.
Not sure if these quail were aware of the cat behind them.
about 6 individuals
A group frequented a property near our regular walk. Walked unless pressed and then demonstrated that they could fly.
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.