It was a summer morning, while I was sitting on my deck in the backyard drinking a cup of morning brew, when I saw this quail sitting so proudly on a rock nearby. I was happy to have my camera by my side and zoomed in to capture this shot without scaring him away.
I loved the morning sun's glow that radiated around him. We have coveys of quail often in our neighborhood. When the baby chicks are hatched, they are about the size of a ping pong ball and they bounce just like a ping pong ball as they move through the grass following their family. My husband and I never know what we will find in our yard. I'm glad my camera was handy to take this shot.
This is one of my favorite photos.
Debbie L. Lind