Gambel’s Quail Visit Coldwater Farm
This winter a flock of Gambel’s Quail began making daily visits. Quail are abundant on the chaparral covered slopes around here, but during the past 15 years, I have seen very few on the floodplain near the river. The quail are coming for the birdseed I scatter for juncos, sparrows, finches, and dove. I like quail. They get along fine with the other birds, but they seem more stalwart than dove; more like robins.