Mountain Quail by hearman, on Flickr.
Surprised a Mountain Quail family when I stepped out back this afternoon. (That's a watercolor of our local quail by Louis Agassiz Fuertes on the left. [Click for bigger.] See more examples of Agassiz Fuertes' art here.)
Behind the cabin are thickets of manzanita with its beautiful red branches, and the quail are beneath the manzanita. Tomorrow morning I'll scatter some birdseed there.
Manzanita in the San Bernardino Mountains, by bjornman on Flickr.
Manzanita. Photo by lotje on Flickr.