In reply to Paracelsus:
It's a non-native bird so while it probably could survive in the wild it would probably be better all round if it could return to the breeder or owner. Your local animal rescue service should be able to help -- you don't say whereabouts you are but a web search should turn up something.
More about the species: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_bobwhite
Here's a breeder in Cheshire (others are available): https://browfarm.co.uk/peafowl/bobwhite-quail-brow-farm-peafowl/
Find animal rescue services: https://helpwildlife.co.uk/map/
Brow Farm is in Lancs and on their website it documents having escapees surviving and breeding around the farm...........not ideal......
In reply to Robbo:
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
Paracelsus said:Wish me luck
Good luck Paracelsus. I'm sure you'll pull it off.
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