Marty’s photo of the day #2628: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order.
Q is for Quail. This California quail lives near my house. Of all the birds that live near me, these are the most exotic-looking. I’d expect to see a bird like this in New Guinea, not Montana. Although quail fly quite well, they are reluctant flyers and will often run away when panicked.