The quail family came up next to the house to feed just now. They are tiny little fluff balls on stilts. Something must have alarmed the adult male with them as he lowered himself and spread his wings out and managed to get all 8 hidden under his wings and body. I've seen this behavior in killdeer before but not in mountain quail. But then I'm not with them 24/7. The male kept this posture for about five minute before releasing the kids. Eight went in and eight came out again. Fortunately my cameral was handy so I got some decent photos. now I have to figure out how to get them on the computer as it's a newer camera I've not used much lately. But who can resist taking baby quail photos. Now they are off exploring other realms.