Wild Wednesday … Quail Sentry

quail, California Valley Quail, pen and ink, pen, ink, drawing, wildlife

California Valley Quail on sentry duty.  Pen and Ink.

It’s tough being a prey item. California valley quail deal with this fact of life by having a sentry to watch over the covey. He’s not much for defending the covey, but will sound a pretty good alarm.

Wild Wednesday … California Valley Quail

California valley quail, California quail, valley quail, quail

California Valley Quail, Callipepla californica, in pen and ink. This is the male. The covey often has one bird acting as lookout. This one was standing on a stone fence.