I was driving west when the quail bombed out of Greenhorn Creek and flew into my right side mirror, hitting with such force as it forced the retractable mirror into my side window (no damage). I went back and colleced the bird (I have a valid hunt license and upland bird stamp). Appears that about 50% of the breast is bruised beyond use.
Observation Date / Time
several times per week
Estimated Time Since Impact
exact time of impact (witnessed event)
Roadway Speed Limit
state / rural highway
Highway 70/89 at Massack and along Greenhorn Creek. Mixed conifer/black oak/riparian.