California Quail are fun to watch and to photograph. The strikingly beautiful male Quail is often seen guarding his family from a high point. Paul Batchelder captured a whimsical moment where a covey of Quail met their metal brother. Thanks to Paul for allowing me to share his photo with you!
To see a male CA Quail on guard duty, click on this link for another photo on this site: http://www.mendonomasightings.com/2011/06/10/male-california-quail-on-guard-duty-above-our-goldfinch-feeder-quite-a-sight/