Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Caramela the California Quail

I finally captured Caramela in a photograph! Yep. I named her Caramela because of her sweet caramel coloring - oh, and you have to say it with a Spanish accent (kah-rah-MAY-la). Female California Quail are usually more of a gray color - kinda like the gray shown on the male's breast in the photo above. Caramela is a bit of a celebrity in our quail-appreciating-neighborhood as she stands out among her peers. May she survive the onslaught of accipters and falcons now roaming the hood picking off all the weaklings.


  1. An aptly named quail. How nice to have those beautiful ground birds in the backyard!

  2. Love the name - great photo too :)