I'm a bit behind on my blog posts, but I have been out exploring my favorite parks in Marin and Berkeley. And it seems everywhere I go, I hear and see quail. On this day, I came upon this male sitting in a bush. I eased my way a little closer to him, which he tolerated. But I was so intent on getting a nice shot of him, I almost missed the female taking a nice dust bath.
It was a super windy day, disrupting the usual sleek look of the quail's feathers.
The quail pair tolerated my presence for quite a while before setting off together down the trail.