A male California Quail stands on a railing in the morning sun. The California Quail is an introduced species to my home state of Utah. It has since colonized much of the West and can even be found on Hawaii. California Quail are hardy birds and do well in rural and semi-urban environments. They are fun to watch, and really seem to be full of personality.
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Popping up to take a look around this snowy egret has a crown of brilliant white feathers. I don't normally do straight on shots but this guy looked too cool to pass up. Hope you enjoy and have a great day!