At least I think that's what it is. We were eating dinner when this bird showed up at the patio door and was just looking at us. Grabbed the D70 and went hunting, it didn't like to fly but it ran like hell in and out of bushes.
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Quail will often run unless startled by a dog or something real close then they are very fast of the takeoff and make a lot of noise. This looks like a young one and is somewhat overexposed. My dog Harley and I see quail every single day on the trail we walk on.