We used to have families of quail that would pass through the front of our property. I haven't seen any in about two years, or maybe longer. I see them around the area and have wished they would come back to see me. Yesterday morning there were about a dozen out front and I was delighted. They all flew up into our pine tree, hung out for a short while, then flew off. Not only have I never seen them fly up into the trees, but I didn't realize their markings are similar to a pine cone resting between the branches. I had to sneak out the door and quietly walk around to take a few photos. Not much luck, but you can see how cute they are with their little hats and pretty markings. I hope they come back again and stay a little longer. Their sounds are sweet and I would love to have them around every single day.