California Quail - Vaseux Cliffs, BC
Vaseux Cliffs are a long way from California, but yet here they are. These little game birds are regulars in the drier regions of the Okanagan in southern BC. This male was singing from the top of a fence post as the rest of the birds pilled on the cow farm that is on the plateau. Quail are prolific breeders and can have up to 28 eggs in one nest. They then raise the young in communal groups of several families.
Michael W Klotz 2020 - www.TheBirdBlogger.com