Hello I'm new here question about quail

Hi, I was just wondering if it was normal to see quail ? We have a couple of small ponds near the house , I have never seen much life on them , just tadpoles and the odd visiting duck, but this year we have had duck with ducklings   and just a couple of days ago moorhen with chickd , then yesterday I saw quite a few what lookef like Quails   running to hide.