Photos / Sounds

Observer

awildlife

Date

April 5, 2016 05:28 PM PDT

Description

On my porch rail

Photos / Sounds

What

Mountain Quail Oreortyx pictus

Observer

awildlife

Date

April 6, 2016 07:30 PM PDT

Description

Rick Wood spotted a Mountain quail at the feeder station in my our back yard. Vocalization in the brush nearby. I thought I heard one vocal last Saturday and wondered if they were back. Multiple sightings last year and many pictures my husband and I captured as well. Last year we enjoyed watching a pair, and eventually their brood on almost a daily basis. Uncommon here. Very excited for the return! Hopefully much more to come. The pictures are from last May in the same location.