I used to see quail in Grand Prairie.
In the Rolling Plains Region of West Texas, state biologists have counted a record 50.24 quail per 20-mile census line.
The census has been done since 1978. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department personnel count birds by driving a 20-mile route in early morning, when quail are most visible. The long term average for the Rolling Plains Region is 20.16, and the previous record was 49.25, in 1987.
"Count that day lost whose low, descending sun
Is not, in part, obscured by powder from my gun"