I'm at my in-laws' house in Ojai, California right now. Their house is right next to the house I used to live in before we moved to Montana in 2006. There are California Quails wandering around all over. I was just getting into photography right before we moved, so I never got any good ones. I finally got some yesterday. These are two of my favorites.
When the boys were little, they used to call these Nu-Nu Birds. They're so cute and usually pretty skittish, but this one managed to sit still for me for a long time. In fact, I ended up leaving before the bird did.