Bird nesting is about over now. A couple of California quail families go through our yard every day. Baby quail are very easy to recognize. Many baby birds don’t leave the nest until they are about as big as the adults. Baby quail, on the other hand, are on the move shortly after hatching. They’re all legs. I keep saying to myself that I should photograph the baby quail around our yard, but I never seem to get around to it. I photographed this adult male near the trailhead for Abbott’s Lagoon.
These immature quail were also photographed near the trailhead.