Mountain Quail

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Posted by Annie in Outdoors on July 23, 2012

Mountain Quail (male) Oreortyx pictus, offset ...

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Maybe you’ve noticed? The mountain quail are making their way down the mountain. I was just thinking about them the other day and wondering when I’d see them again.

You have to be very quiet and very patient if you’re going to catch a glimpse of these elusive birds. The slightest move or noise is enough to spook them and off they scurry.  They stay pretty low to the ground but will come right up to your house, if nothing disturbs them.

Here is a link where you will find more information about mountain quail.

Be sure to send me a picture if you are able to get one. They are such beautiful birds. I hope they come back.

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