Have You Seen a Quail Recently?

Coturnix coturnix by Jan Svetlík, on Flickr
Coturnix coturnix by Jan Svetlík, on Flickr

Many of you will be thinking that is a silly question.  Quails being famously difficult to spot.

The species is scarce in East Glamorgan, with just two Atlas records from the Vale of Glamorgan so far. Could Quails be more widespread than we think?

Over the last few days, the species has been heard in Cardiff and in neighbouring Gower.  Now may be a good time to get out Roving and explore suitable habitat, listening for their distinctive ‘wet-my-lips’ call.

You never know, you may get lucky and actually see one!

Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) by Ante Strand from Sweden, xeno-canto

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