Mountain Quail is slowly but surely creeping towards Ivory-billed Woodpecker status. You want to believe but deep in your gut you know it’s all fantasy! Yes we missed Mountain Quail today despite an all day search of the Mt. Pinos area. California Quail yes but no Mountain Quail. So I bid Don and Kathy Desjardin adieu, thanked them for the gracious hospitality and drove to Mojave. Tomorrow I try Butterbredt Springs, a famous birding hotspot in the high desert. Called Jon Dunn today and he thinks the quail will be calling tomorrow morning. Ill keep you updated.
By the way, Don Desjardin’s website is the top spot to view high quality video of Southern California birds. I highly recommend it and it can be reached at http://www.birdsdesjardin.com