Monday, February 7, 2011
On my visit to the SF Arboretum today I was able to find four California quail where I had found a pair last spring. These quail are almost locally extinct in San Francisco due to feral cat predation and degradation of suitable habitat. To my knowledge there are only 1-3 hens left in the entire city. I felt very fortunate to see this female with three males in tow. Hopefully they will hatch and raise many young birds this spring.