I was out in the yard this morning, and heard an unusual bird sound.
I turned around to see a handsome pair of quail walking along the roof of my garage, then hopping along the top of the fence.
I was so excited to see them, that it took a while to realize I had my camera with me. By the time I did, they were already on the neighbor’s fence, and I only had time to grab this quick photo of the male.
Although I’ve had quail at the other houses I’ve lived in in Salt Lake City, they’re pretty rare in the downtown area. This is the first time I’ve ever seen them in my yard at this house, and it’s only the second time I’ve seen them at all in my neighborhood.
I hope they’ll be back later with a bunch of little babies in tow.