I used to work at a park. We had a Red Tailed Hawk and a Screech Owl that we used for live animal programs. Yes, I used to be that girl giving speeches about the animals while holding the live ones in my hands (snakes, birds, turtles & toads) not real glamorous animals or anything, but native to the area.
Anyway. Since we had all those animals we also had to take care of those animals... and feed those animals. Earlier in the day we would take out a frozen treat for the birds. Most of the time they were frozen mice but occasionally they would get a quail. I remember not really knowing what a quail was (other than a bird).... and I had no idea what it looked like or anything, because I always stuck to the mice.
Fast forward a few years later. Now I'm in Arizona and there are quail everywhere. I put two and two together. I LOVE the little quails and am happy I never fed the hawk one ;-)