California Quail – Day 55 – A Year of Wildlife

This is a male California Quail - a short-legged, plump bird with a comma-shaped crest. In the spring, the females will lay about 13-14 eggs and they are so much fun to watch when they are scurrying about.

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Wood Ducks – Day 53 – A Year of Wildlife

Wood Duck

These photos were taken a few years ago when some wood ducks joined our mallards at the river. I haven't seen any wood ducks since.