I love the quail that call our farm home. A family of quail is called a covey and we have several coveys that live here. They are very elusive and dart into the briar patches when they see us coming and are very hard to photograph. I was finally in the right place at the right time.
This pair was eating the leftover duck food and instead of flying off they perched on this fence post.
The male was being a little show off.
The colors and patterns are so pretty.
The little female was being shy. I’m glad they let me take pictures of them so I could share them with you! Enjoy!
Oh, valley quail. I remember those as a kid when we lived in Calif. I think they were the state bird there. They are so cute.
Those are truly beautiful photographs of the quail. They really posed for you , didn’t they?
Yes they are the state bird here in California — we’ve got lots of coveys too and they are one of my favorite birds. You really got some neat shots Shannon! I’ve been trying to get photos of them for a while and they’re so spooky! 😀
Such cool birds! The wild ones in England are more drab and don’t have that adorable plume. Nice shot of the male and female together!
They are really beautiful!
I enjoyed catching up on your blog this morning. The quail in particular caught my eye. They are beautiful. I would like to wild raise some quail in our prairie grass area one year, and try to re-establish a covey here. Apparently there used to be several coveys but they are no longer around. Love the lamb and sheep photos too, as always!