Female left, male right.
small flocks crossing the road and in the chaparral along route 146
At junction of trail and upper meadow - mated pair???
Had a small dangling black bob on it's head. Speckled brown and gray in color.
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.