A wild Gambel's quail! I have lived in my home for 15 years and we are in the the middle of Phoenix-area suburbia. There is still a bit of free space about a mile away on some canals but mostly it's roads, houses, and freeway. I have seen all kinds of birds but never a quail in my area. And yet there it was. I saw it on my 6 foot high block fence, a nice male with a feather on its head. It walked across my yard and then it saw us looking out and hopped onto the other 6 foot fence and disappeared. I was amazed how easily it hopped up and down. I didn't know they could hop that high up so gracefully. I wonder if it was attracted to my 16 hens in a coop in my yard and had to check it out?