This quail startled Shari and I. Not because he came flapping out of the bush like they normally do making your heart race, but, because he didn't. He just sat there checking us out. After a while, he asked if we wanted to buy tickets to a San Jose Sharks game that night. Well, right then and there, we knew he was trying to put one over on us. This was June and the hockey season doesn't start until October. When we mentioned that to him, he just adjusted his top notch and flew off.
Wilder Ranch State Park, Santa Cruz, California 2011