On the recent sightings of bobwhites-any possibility of these being
escapees from a game breeder? I raise the question because we now have
pheasants in the area-Dunn Wildlife Refuge area on Lake Memphremagog. When
they were first seen a couple of years ago there was conjecture that they
were escapees. Regardless of the source of origin, the pheasants have found
the unmowed meadows of the refuge ideal habitat and appear to be thriving.