I don't pretend to be a birder, but I do love watching the birds and listening to their songs. When we were in Tucson, I was continually amazed by the thriving bird population. By far, my favorite was seeing a Great Horned owl family when hiking in Honeybee canyon. I adore owls! Here is a picture of one of the adults. The baby was perched up on a rock, and I only had my cell so I could not zoom in to capture it. Still, so wonderful to see.
A palm tree in my in-laws' yard was hosting this mother dove with her two babies. Aren't they beautiful?
I set them into a region of desert where I had seen tons of other quail families. I don't know if they were old enough to make it, but no doubt they had a better shot than down in a cement storm drain.