I was elated this morning to see a couple of California Quail in the backyard. One male and one female; sadly the female only had one leg, she was hopping about and was being closely watched by the male. He moved about her each time she left the area they were feeding at. My heart was warmed by the thought of this male caring for his mate!
I used my zoom lens to get the photos, they were about 15-20 feet from where I was sitting and enjoying my morning coffee. I always take my camera with me when I sit outdoors in the morning. You never know what wonderful treats nature will bestow upon you!