The babies are now almost as big as the adults, and as of today we have only lost one chick. That's pretty good for a desert bird.
So houses that are empty and untended will provide, in their shaggy yards, excellent backyard habitat for raising quail babies.
It's also interesting to watch the other birds. When the quail flock is on the front lawn, other birds will randomly fly in to see what's so tasty. A white-winged dove, a curve-billed thresher, and the local mockingbird have all visited the little grass patch to see what's good.