By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 at 7:01 am in California quail.
I’m continuing to receive emails and letters reporting more California quail showing up in Bay Area backyards. The Moraga backyard pictured above is a good example. Five to 10 years ago, nothing. It seemed like quail had disappeared from the local landscape. Then, in the last year or so, things have apparently started to improve for these beautiful little birds. I wonder what happened to allow the quail population to start growing again?
I’m curious. If you’ve started seeing quail where they didn’t used to be (in your neighborhood, yard, etc.), please let me know under “Leave a comment” below. What city? Nearest cross streets? Describe what you saw (numbers, anything interesting happening, etc.) Thanks. It will be interesting to see what the response is. /Gary