Our winter bird feeder's been up on the grape arbor for a month now, and it's very well attended by sparrows, finches, juncoes and other small birds. But the other day we had a new visitor gleaning the dropped seeds from the grass below--a big fat quail. I don't know enough to say what kind but it's very identifiable by the little curl on top of its head.
Just a day later Harry spotted a few more in the yard. In fact there are four regular visitors now. I think there are two males and two females. They usually come together and wander around among the other birds scratching and feeding on the ground.