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Offline Mulie87

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Quail on the Westside
« on: January 18, 2023, 09:42:47 PM »
My buddy lives in Graham (Pierce county) and sent me this photo he took today on his one acre lot. Quail! I have never seen quail in this side of the state. Thinking someone raised them and they escaped or were set free. Do we have them on this side naturally ?

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Re: Quail on the Westside
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2023, 09:50:19 PM »
Lots of them in Thurston County years ago. Shot them in the Lacey area in the 60's.

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Re: Quail on the Westside
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2023, 10:12:29 PM »
Weíve had them for the 28 years that Iíve been in Thurston County. Even Bob White quail. I leave a few brush piles around my farm for them to nest in. Currently we have close to 60 California quail on our place.

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Re: Quail on the Westside
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2023, 10:26:08 PM »
Yuppers.  We have many around.  Animals kill em including my cats but they always bounce back.  Some years I see 50-100 and others maybe 20.  Thurston.  Not sure species, on the smaller side.
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Re: Quail on the Westside
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2023, 10:29:18 PM »
I have seen them in King county quite a few times over the years and my sister used to have some around her place in Sequin. I have not seen any for quite some time though.
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Re: Quail on the Westside
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2023, 10:38:16 PM »
Wow, well Iíll be damned. Hmmm! I guess Iím so used to seeing them on the East side that Iíve either not paid attention, or Iím not in the woods on this side enough. Good to know.

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Re: Quail on the Westside
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2023, 11:10:45 PM »
I live in Auburn near the Federal Way border.

We get them periodically.
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Re: Quail on the Westside
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2023, 06:33:11 AM »
I've seen them on JBLM recently.

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Re: Quail on the Westside
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2023, 06:48:35 AM »
I live in Auburn near the Federal Way border.

We get them periodically.

I definitely wouldnít expect quail in your area. Very interesting and cool.

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Re: Quail on the Westside
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2023, 07:01:50 AM »
Fidalgo Island and even Anacortes city limits has a small dispersed population

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Re: Quail on the Westside
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2023, 07:05:54 AM »
Have them in Snohomish County too.
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Re: Quail on the Westside
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2023, 07:09:49 AM »
Valley or California quail have always been around. More in farming, suburban, industrial or other areas with openings than timberland.
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Re: Quail on the Westside
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2023, 07:38:38 AM »
South Thurston county has it all! Plenty of quail
 Pheasant have been long established as a wild population.  The occasional released chukar that survives a week. Turkeys and even  a few small coveys of huns near Tenino!

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Re: Quail on the Westside
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2023, 07:50:28 AM »
I've seen Quail in Ravensdale.
Not a lot of them, but they are indeed established.

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Re: Quail on the Westside
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2023, 08:18:05 AM »
I've heard them several times and seen them once around Lake Stevens  :yike:
not a ton, but a small covey of 6-8. i was pleasantly surprised to see them

 


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