Friday, July 1, 2011

California quail on a post, Point Reyes National Seashore

California quail in Point Reyes National Seashore - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography

Another day, another quail posing on a fencepost in Point Reyes National Seashore. I've had great luck with quail this year, often finding many different individuals in nice locations on the same trip. In fact, there have been a few trips I've taken, that quail are basically the only subjects I've seen. But I won't complain about that, since they're one of my favorite birds to photograph. I drove by this one on Pierce Point Road on my way to the Tule Elk Reserve, and he had a nice setting of blooming plants in front and behind him.

Curious quail - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography

View more photos of these charismatic birds in my Quail Gallery.


  1. incredibly beautiful birds. love their 'fish scale' feather patterns.

  2. Lovely pictures of a beautiful bird.

  3. A beautiful bird, Beautifully captured.

  4. Hi Dude,

    The California quail is a small, plump bird with a short black beak. The male has a gray chest ,brown back and wings. It has a black throat with white stripes and a brown cap on its head. The female has a gray or brown head and back and a lighter speckled chest and belly. Thanks for sharing it!

    Wildlife Photography

  5. I NEVER tire at viewing your sensational quail photos! They are specially stunning birds and you have captured them so beautifully. Fantastic, as always!

  6. Hiya Pat,

    What a slick new set-up with the slide gallery.
    One can just sit back and enjoy a slice of your nature life.
    Well done.

  7. Another beautiful image of a stunning bird.

  8. Nice composition, color, sharpness and BG Pat.