During the Breeding Bird Atlas, I know that a family in the Essex Center 6
block raised bobwhite. I don't know whether other people nearer Mobbs Hill
might also or whether birds sometimes escape (but it seems likely) or
whether some escapees have established a breeding population. They are
beautiful to see and hear. It would be wonderful if they were able to
On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 5:47 PM, Maeve Kim <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I just took a walk on Mobbs Hill in Jericho (beautiful trails and often
> very birdy, though not so much at this time of day). I was surprised and
> delighted to hear a bobwhite calling repeatedly. After a bit of
> bushwhacking, I tracked it down. It was a gorgeous male, standing on the top
> of a big stone in the back of a neighboring yard.
> At least one bobwhite was seen around Jericho for several weeks back in
> 2007. I wonder if there's actually a breeding population nearby, or if the
> Essex Center game farm mentioned then is still losing an occasional bird.
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center