Cottontops

There’s been a covey of Scaled Quail at Fritch Fortress this fall.  I’ve crossed them several times near the amphitheater and unlike the last few times when the weather was very cloudy, this time the light was perfect.  They were foraging along the edge of the cliff and  I was able to get some very nice photos of them.  Scaled Quail are also referred to as Cottontops or more often, around here at least, as Blue Quail.Scaled Quail (42) (1024x606) Scaled Quail (45) (1024x647) Scaled Quail (48) (1024x683) Scaled Quail (13) (1024x681) Scaled Quail (14) (1024x688) Scaled Quail (17) (1024x753) Scaled Quail (19) (1024x609) Scaled Quail (21) (1024x758) Scaled Quail (23) (1024x705) Scaled Quail (26) (1024x630) Scaled Quail (27) (1024x567) Scaled Quail (28) (1024x608) Scaled Quail (29) (1024x684) Scaled Quail (30) (1024x650) Scaled Quail (32) (1024x684) Scaled Quail (34) (1024x637) Scaled Quail (38) (1024x684)

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